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Safer Pathway transition arrangements

Tackling domestic and family violence is a serious and complex issue that requires careful consideration of service design and a robust change management process.

Because Safer Pathway proposes a fundamental change to the response to domestic and family violence in NSW, implementation will be carefully monitored to ensure this model achieves intended objectives and positive outcomes for victims, before broader state-wide roll out to 48 locations.

Safer Pathway was initially implemented in Orange and Waverley in September 2014. This means that although information sharing under Part 13A of the Crimes (Domestic and Personal Violence) Act 2007 and the Information Sharing Protocol apply state-wide, other elements of Safer Pathway, such as the Central Referral Point, Local Coordination Points and Safety Action Meetings become available state-wide when new sites commence.

Where service providers outside of the Safer Pathway sites make referrals for victims and share information under the Protocol, they may use existing referral pathways to relevant services to support the victim.

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