Risk assessment and safety planning


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How to request information under the Family Violence Information Sharing Scheme

The list below contains best-practice resources for risk assessment and safety planning. If you have a resource you would like to share, please contact your local Principal Strategic Advisor.

For more resources about risk assessment and safety planning, visit 1800RESPECTThe Lookout and or the DHHS website.

Risk assessment

— Family Violence Risk Assessment and Risk Management Framework (Common Risk Assessment Framework, or CRAF) manual

The Family Violence Risk Assessment and Risk Management Framework, also known as the Common Risk Assessment Framework (CRAF) manual, has been designed to help practitioners working in a wide range of fields to understand and identify risk factors associated with family violence.

— Using the Family Violence Risk Assessment and Risk Management framework

Developed by Swinburne University, this tool provides a guide to using the CRAF.

— CRAF materials and resources

The Lookout website has CRAF resources, including training handbooks and a DVD.

— Introduction to Risk Assessment Video

A 1800RESPECT video, introducing family violence risk assessment.

— eCRAF Module One

The first e-learning module on Family Violence Risk Assessment and Risk Management Framework, or the CRAF, is now online.

Safety planning

— Introduction to Safety Planning Video

A 1800RESPECT video, introducing family violence safety planning.

— Safety Planning Check List

A 1800RESPECT tool.

— Safety Planning When Children are Involved Video

A 1800RESPECT video.

— Safety Planning for Women With Disabilities

A 1800RESPECT tool.

— Daisy app

Daisy is an app for women experiencing sexual assault, family violence and domestic violence. Daisy is free and can connect women to specialist services in their state and local area.

— Gathering Support

An updated booklet developed by DVRCV with comprehensive information for women on keeping safe when separating, technology safety advice and safety planning.

— Information sharing in the context of family violence

This DHHS fact sheet has been prepared to assist all types of agencies working together as part of the integrated family violence system in making decisions about information-sharing in the context of responding to family violence.