Prevention and Response to Violence Abuse and Neglect (PARVAN) develops policy and supports services for children, young people and adults who are victims of violence, abuse or neglect.

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Violence, Abuse and Neglect (VAN) Redesign

The VAN Redesign Program aims to ensure NSW Health provides integrated psychosocial, medical and forensic responses to violence, abuse and neglect are integrated.

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Domestic violence

Domestic violence is a serious issue affecting the physical, psychological and the social health of survivors. Find out more about the signs of this type of violence and how to get help.

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Sexual assault

NSW Health provides free information, counselling, medical treatment, forensic examination and support services for anyone who has been sexually assaulted. 

NSW Health Sexual Assault Services operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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Child protection and wellbeing

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

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Learning and development

A strong, skilled workforce is critical to delivering trauma-informed, evidence-based services.

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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

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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Joint Child Protection Response Program

The Joint Child Protection Response Program (JCPRP) is an interagency partnership between NSW Police Force, Department of Communities and Justice and NSW Health to respond to the most serious cases of child abuse and neglect.

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Current as at: Wednesday 5 June 2024