Prevention and Response to Violence Abuse and Neglect (PARVAN) Unit aims to ensure NSW Health delivers services to children, young people and adults who are victims of violence, abuse and neglect based on evidence and by providing culturally safe and trauma informed responses.

PARVAN supports and drives NSW Health policy and practice priorities in relation to the prevention, identification, response to:

  • domestic and family violence
  • Aboriginal family violence
  • adult and child sexual assault
  • child physical and emotional abuse and neglect
  • working with adult survivors of child sexual assault
  • children and young people with problematic or harmful sexual behaviours
  • medical and forensic examinations relating to sexual assault, child protection or domestic and family violence

PARVAN supports the NSW Government social policy reform initiatives including the

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Page Updated: Tuesday 14 August 2018