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The new National Plan to End Violence against Women and Children 2022-2032 was released by the Commonwealth Government on 17 October 2022. The National Plan sets out the national policy agenda to end violence against women in one generation. The National Plan was developed by the Commonwealth in consultation with NSW, other states and territories and a wide range of stakeholders. Read more about the National Plan.
The Department of Communities and Justice is developing the NSW Domestic and Family Violence Plan 2022-2027 and NSW Sexual Violence Plan 2022-2027. These state-wide plans will provide the NSW Government with strategic direction to prevent and respond to domestic and family violence and sexual violence in NSW over the five years from 2022–2027. The Plans build on the previous whole-of-government strategies to address domestic, family and sexual violence, which ended in December 2021. They will also respond to the National Plan to End Violence against Women and Children 2022-2032 (National Plan).
The NSW Domestic and Family Violence Blueprint for Reform 2016-2021: Safer Lives for Women, Men and Children was the most recent NSW whole of government strategy to address domestic and family violence.
The Blueprint provides the framework for building an effective system that addresses the causes and responds to the symptoms of domestic and family violence. It includes strategies to prevent domestic and family violence, intervene early with individual and communities at risk, support victims, hold perpetrators to account, and improve the quality of services and the system as a whole. Read more about the Blueprint for Reform 2016-2021.
The NSW Domestic and Family Violence Prevention and Early Intervention Strategy 2017-2021 (PDF, 190.5 KB) (‘the Strategy’) set out a direction for the way NSW Government agencies, non-government organisations and communities, design and implement prevention and early intervention strategies over four years.
The NSW Sexual Assault Strategy was the first whole of NSW Government framework to improve prevention and response to sexual assault and sexual violence.
07 Nov 2022
We acknowledge Aboriginal people as the First Nations Peoples of NSW and pay our respects to Elders past, present, and future.
Informed by lessons of the past, Department of Communities and Justice is improving how we work with Aboriginal people and communities. We listen and learn from the knowledge, strength and resilience of Stolen Generations Survivors, Aboriginal Elders and Aboriginal communities.
You can access our apology to the Stolen Generations.