KINGSTON Council is taking a leading role to tackle domestic and family violence in the community.
Kingston mayor Cr David Eden said council will launch a family violence working group and roll out a practical action plan to support victims and reduce family violence in our community.
“Councils are in a unique position to address this very serious issue at the local level and Kingston Council is committed to taking positive action,” Cr Eden said.
The working group will include representatives from Victoria Police, health services, women’s support groups, community representatives and council officers.
It will develop the Kingston Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Action Plan to include:
- making sure key information is available to the community
- training staff and community groups to provide early intervention and assistance
- building partnerships with other support services
- ensuring family violence prevention is considered a priority in any relevant council policy
“We are working to ensure our community is a safe place for all, and this council hopes to leave a lasting legacy when it comes to the reduction of family violence in Kingston,” Cr Eden said.