PLAN MIGHT FREE HOME FROM FEAR
I HAVE said it before, and I will say it again. More needs to be done when it comes to preventing domestic violence.
Finally, the State Government has taken a step forward and released its Freedom from Fear Action Plan 2015.
Among other things, the plan aims to promote respectful relationships education in primary and secondary schools, because if we don’t educate the next generation on respectful relationships then we are entering into a vicious cycle.
It also plans to explore opportunities to develop a network for providers of men’s domestic violence behaviour change programs.
Because everyone deserves a second chance. Helen Morton really got it right when she said, “For many, home is anything but a safe haven.”
I can’t tell you how many people that would resonate with. It’s a sad world where you can’t feel safe in your own home. Hopefully, this plan will help make a difference.
Susanne Reilly - Reporter