The Violence, Abuse and Neglect (VAN) Redesign Program aims to enhance the capacity of the public health system to provide 24-hour, trauma-informed and trauma-specific, integrated psychosocial, medical and forensic responses to sexual assault, child physical abuse and neglect, and domestic and family violence presentations.
This will help to minimise the impact of trauma, support recovery from trauma, and promote long-term health and wellbeing, as well as assisting interagency partners to promote safety and justice outcomes for victims and the community.
IPARVAN Framework Summary
Integrated Prevention and Response to Violence, Abuse and Neglect Framework is a key component of the VAN Redesign Program. The framework outlines the vision, guiding principles, objectives and strategic priorities to strengthen NSW Health response to violence, abuse and neglect. It is underpinned by a comprehensive evidence base and was developed through a co-design process with extensive consultation.
The framework emphasises the need to mobilise NSW Health at the system, service, practice and workforce levels to support responses for victims and families. The framework’s four key objectives are to:
Supported by additional funding of $10M per year since 2017-18, the framework is being implemented in two overlapping phases.
Phase 1 will focus on the specific efforts required for NSW Health VAN services to strengthen integrated responses.
Phase 2 will focus on broadening integration of violence, abuse and neglect responses across the whole NSW Health system and with partner agencies.
The strategy is a starting point for Ministry of Health staff working in violence, abuse and neglect policy areas to strengthen statewide responses over the next five years by:
Nous Group (Nous) was engaged by the Government Relations Branch, NSW Ministry of Health, to develop a
Monitoring and Evaluation Framework to support the evaluation of the implementation of the Integrated Prevention and Response to Violence, Abuse and Neglect Framework (the IPARVAN Framework).
The purpose of this framework is to:
This framework will guide monitoring and evaluation activities over three stages between 2020 and 2026.
The Interim Progress Report presents the preliminary findings from the Stage 1 Evaluation of the Integrated Prevention and Response to Violence Abuse and Neglect Framework (the IPARVAN Framework) up to June 2020. The report is focused on process evaluation findings, limited findings on integration and immediate outcomes (based on available data) and lessons learned to inform the ongoing implementation of the Framework.
Evaluation of the implemetion of the IPARVAN Framework - Final Interim Progress Report (Phase 1)