Our approach for governing the domestic and family violence (DFV) reforms acknowledges that DFV is everyone’s concern.
The Queensland Government has established governance arrangements to provide independent oversight of the DFV reform agenda.
The governance model is focused on forging strong relationships with key community, religious, sporting and business leaders who are invested in the future, and is designed to ensure reform activities occur when they are required and remain aligned with desired outcomes.
The model comprises the following entities.
Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Council
The Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Council (the council) was announced on 22 November 2019 and provides independent oversight of the next phase of the Queensland Government DFV reform agenda.
The Interdepartmental Committee (IDC) strategically leads the government policy direction on the child protection, youth, and domestic, family and sexual violence reforms.
Its role in overseeing these reforms reflects the close relationship between the agendas, and will enhance collaboration across the programs to deliver the best possible outcomes for Queenslanders.
The IDC has oversight of the development of the Domestic and family violence prevention strategy and is responsible for:
- driving a whole-of-government response to child protection, youth, domestic, family and sexual violence
- providing advice to Ministers and the council
- building partnerships with key sectors to support the implementation of reform activities.
Regional child and family committees
In recognition of the linkages between DFV and children’s safety and wellbeing, regional child and family committees have been established across Queensland to:
- monitor and implement DFV reforms at the local level
- lead local child protection and family support initiatives as part of the Supporting Families Changing Futures reform program.
Aligning these two priorities at the local level is critical to delivering a more connected and integrated service system for people affected by DFV.
These committees comprise key Queensland, Australian and local government representatives, as well as non-government service providers.