Family Violence & COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically changed the way we live, socialise and work. Of greater concern is that family violence experts are predicting that we will inevitably see a spike in the incidence of family violence.

In this podcast, Andrea Bunn of Nicholes Family Lawyers speaks with Rita Butera, CEO of Safe Steps Family Violence Response Centre, about the threatened rise in family violence during the pandemic.

Safe Steps Family Violence Response Centre is a not-for-profit organisation providing essential services to women and children experiencing family violence in Victoria. In this podcast, they address the service providers’ response to the pandemic, to reassure our community of the services available to help those experiencing family violence and encourage us all to reach out and support those in need during these trying times.

Presented by Nicholes Family Lawyers

Useful Links

Kids Helpline: a free, private and confidential telephone counselling service – 1800 55 1800

Parent line: a state-wide counselling and support service for all Victorian parents – 13 22 89 or 1300 272 736

Safe Steps: a domestic violence hotline service for women and children – 1800 015 188

WIRE Helpline: free support, referral, and information for all Victorian women (non-binary and gender diverse inclusive) – 1300 134 130

Relationship Space: an online program to help parents manage divorce

Online Family Violence Intervention Order Application

Relationships Australia

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