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Domestic Violence Safety Assessment Tool (DVSAT) for non-police agencies and services. DVSAT has been designed to be the standard assessment tool to accurately and effectively assess the level of threat to domestic and family violence victims.

Domestic Violence Safety Assessment Tool (DVSAT) Guide A guide on how to use the Domestic Violence Safety Assessment Tool.

The Domestic Violence Information Sharing Protocol (Protocol) was developed by the NSW Department of Justice in partnership with government agencies, including the NSW Department of Family and Community Services (FACS), Legal Aid NSW, the NSW Police Force and NSW Health.

Service Delivery Map brings together the key elements of Safer Pathway and illustrates how victims are supported in a seamless service system response.

Information sharing process flowchart outlines how and when service providers can share information.

Consent flowchart outlines when service providers must seek a victim's consent to share information.

Information sharing compliance checklist is a performance-monitoring tool to assist service providers assess their state of readiness to share information under Part 13A and to comply with the Protocol.

Consent form template is used by service providers when seeking a victim's consent to share information under the Protocol. Service providers may use this form as it is or adapt it to their circumstances or even use their own internal consent form.

Your information and your safety fact sheet for victims of domestic violence explains the key elements of information sharing under the Protocol. Service providers are encouraged to give victims a copy of this fact sheet.

Memorandum of understanding template is for service providers to adopt where they agree to share information under Part 13A and the Protocol.

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