The Family Safety Portal goes live today to support digital domestic violence referral process
Domestic violence workers helping women and children at the highest risk of serious harm or death from domestic violence will be able to share information quickly, easily and securely with the launch of the new Family Safety Portal (FSP).
The Portal offers a highly secure digital environment for use by Police, Health, Child Protection and other government and non-government agencies to share vital information and develop coordinated strategies to reduce the risk of harm from domestic, family and sexual violence.
Under South Australia’s Family Safety Framework, organisations responding to domestic violence collaborate closely to provide a coordinated safety response and support services to victims at high risk of serious harm or death.
The new digital platform will make it easier for them to assess risk and make referrals to a Family Safety Meeting in a confidential online environment.
Developed by the Office for Women in the Department for Human Services, the Portal addresses the extra challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic for the domestic violence sector, allowing agencies to easily hold online meetings and share data securely.
The Portal will be piloted in three South Australian regions from mid-June, with a full state-wide roll out by the end of the year.
Lois Boswell announces that the portal is going live state-wide (YouTube 1:40 min)