QLD leads the way in tack­ling fam­ily DV

Western Times - - NEWS -

THE State Depart­ment of Com­mu­ni­ties, Child Safety and Dis­abil­ity Ser­vices has been recog­nised as a na­tional leader in pre­vent­ing and re­spond­ing to vi­o­lence against women in the work­place.

Min­is­ter for the Pre­ven­tion of Do­mes­tic and Fam­ily Vi­o­lence Shan­non Fen­ti­man said the depart­ment was one of three Queens­land Gov­ern­ment agen­cies to gain ac­cred­i­ta­tion from White Rib­bon Aus­tralia.

“This ac­cred­i­ta­tion rep­re­sents a sig­nif­i­cant mile­stone in our do­mes­tic and fam­ily vi­o­lence re­form pro­gram to change com­mu­nity and work­place at­ti­tudes and be­hav­iours,” said Ms Fen­ti­man.

“We now proudly stand be­side our col­leagues at the Depart­ment of Abo­rig­i­nal and Tor­res Strait Is­lan­der Part­ner­ships and the Depart­ment of Trans­port and Main Roads who have also achieved ac­cred­i­ta­tion as White Rib­bon work­places.”

The White Rib­bon Work­place Ac­cred­i­ta­tion Pro­gram ac­knowl­edges work­places that have met 15 cri­te­ria to create a safer and more re­spect­ful work­place. For in­for­ma­tion and to find out how you can stand up and speak out to pre­vent men’s vi­o­lence against women visit http://www.whi­terib­bon.org.au/

PHOTO: JUSTIN KEN­DRA

LEAD­ING THE WAY: Queens­land’s de­part­ments recog­nised as a na­tional leader in the fight against DV.

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