On Monday 10 April 2017, the Victorian Government launched its first family violence workforce Census to help better inform planning for the future.
Last year the Royal Commission into Family Violence highlighted one of the challenges to effective industry planning was a lack of workforce data. The Census will help address this gap capturing critical data about capabilities and skills of the workforce, workforce supply, remuneration and conditions and health and wellbeing.
Data will be collected across a range of workforces that have a role in preventing, identifying and responding to family violence - from specialist family violence services and those undertaking primary prevention activities through to mainstream and universal services, such as GPs, maternal and child health nurses and teachers.
The information gathered for the Census will be instrumental in highlighting key workforce issues for the Government’s 10 Year Industry Plan that will be delivered in December 2017.
The Family violence workforce census is open for input until Friday 5 May 2017, and can be accessed at work, home or on a mobile device.