The Prevention and Response to Violence, Abuse and Neglect Unit assists NSW Health deliver effective services to children, young people and adults who are victims of violence, abuse and neglect.

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Children and young people with problematic or harmful sexual behaviours

NSW Health delivers a range of responses for children and young people with harmful sexual behaviours, their families and the broader community.

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Domestic and family violence

Domestic and family violence is a significant public health issue affecting physical, psychological and social health. NSW Health provides local responses to people who have experienced domestic and family violence through a range of health services.

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Joint Investigation Response Teams

The Joint Investigation Response Team (JIRT) Program is an interagency partnership between NSW Health, NSW Family and Community Services (FACS) and the NSW Police Force to respond to the most serious cases of child abuse and neglect.

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Sexual assault

NSW Health Sexual Assault Services delivered by local health districts operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week. These provide information, support, counselling, medical treatment, forensic examinations and court support for anyone who has been sexually assaulted.

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Aboriginal family wellbeing and violence prevention

NSW Health is committed to reducing the incidence and impact of family violence by working in partnership with Aboriginal people and their communities through a mixture of prevention, early intervention and community development activities.

Aboriginal Family Health Strategy

Child protection and wellbeing

NSW Health develops policy and provides services to prevent and mitigate the effects of violence, abuse and neglect on children and young people.

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Mandatory Reporter Guide ​

Learning and development

A strong, skilled workforce is critical to delivering trauma informed, evidence based services for people who have experienced violence, abuse or neglect. NSW Health offers a range of learning opportunities to support continued professional development.

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Page Updated: Monday 3 September 2018