Community Notices

November 2018 CA publishes industry guideline for customers experiencing domestic, family violence 

Communications Alliance today published a Guideline to help telecommunications providers assist customers who are impacted by domestic and family violence

October 2018 Housing Matters Newsletter

October 2018 Trott Park Neighbourhood Centre Newsletter

September 2018 MarionLIFE E-News

September 2018 NDIS Newsletter

September 2018 Junction Australia Newsletter

September 2018 SA Family Law Pathways Newsletter 

FREE Counselling for Parents – from 31 July 2018 (O’Sullivan Beach)

Streetlink is moving – from 2 July 2018  (City)

Please be advised that Streetlink will be moving from Gresham Street to 16 Pitt Street Adelaide 5000 as at close of business Friday 29 June 2018. All existing City based Streetlink services including Medical, Alcohol & Other Drug, Mental Health and Clean Needle Program (CNP) will continue to be delivered from our new site 16 Pitt Street which is a comfortable walk from our current premises. Streetlink services currently provided at Uniting Communities Smithfield, Christies Beach and via outreach will also continue.

Clients looking for alternative CNP services can be directed to the following daytime, after-hours and Syringe Vending Machine sites in the CBD and inner metropolitan area:

  • Clinic 275 – 275 North Terrace, Adelaide SA  – CNP Mon, Thurs, Fri 10am-4.30pm; Tue/Wed 11am-6.30pm
  • Nunkuwarrin Yunti – 182-190 Wakefield Street, Adelaide SA – CNP Mon to Fri 8.30am–5pm and Outreach (peer based service Friday 9am – 5pm)
  • Hepatitis SA –3,5 Hackney Road, Hackney SA – CNP Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm + Syringe Vending Machine 24/7
  • SIN – 220 South Road, Mile End SA – CNP Tue-Fri 9.30am-5pm and Outreach Wed & Fri 7.30pm-11pm + Syringe Vending Machine 24/7
  • DASSA Central – 91 Magill Road, Stepney SA – CNP Mon to Fri 9am 5pm  + After-hours peer based service Thursdays 5pm – 9pm +  Syringe Vending Machine 24/7
  • KT Hendon (Kurlana Tampawardli) – 45 Tapleys Hill Road, Hendon SA  – CNP – 9am – 11:30pm (peer based service Wed 11:30am – 7pm) + Syringe Vending Machine 24/7

State of play—youth, kids and digital dangers
Office of the eSafety Commissioner (Australia), 2018
This report highlights a number of key themes in relation to the online challenges facing young people age 8–17.

Report of the Family Violence Reform Implementation Monitor as at 1 November 2017

Family Violence Reform Implementation Monitor, 2018

“The purpose of the Monitor is to hold the government … to account for implementing the family violence reform package that arose out of the Royal Commission into Family Violence.” (-FVRIM)

Women, disability and violence: Barriers to accessing justice: Key findings and future directions paper
Professor JaneMaree Maher of Monash University in partnership with PWDA, for ANROWS, 2018.
“The majority of the cases captured in this report were instances of domestic and family violence, broadly defined, meaning they occurred within a family or caring context.” (-ANROWS)

Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

The Royal Commission has released its final report. View past information about the Commission here

National Redress Scheme​ [Website]
Department of Social Services (Australia), 2018
On 28 May 2018, the South Australian premier Steven Marshall announced that South Australia would opt in to the National Redress Scheme. The Redress Scheme is being established in response to recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
The National Redress Information Line is now open on 1800 146 713.

Case study: Trauma-informed digital design and the 1800RESPECT website

In an innovative approach, Blue Knot Foundation’s nationally and internationally acclaimed Practice Guidelines for Treatment of Complex Trauma and Trauma Informed Care and Service Delivery were applied to the recent redevelopment of the 1800RESPECT website

SAPOL: District Policing Model and the Family Safety Framework information – from 5 July 2018

As you may be aware, SAPOL will soon make changes to the way they operate metropolitan Adelaide, transitioning from the current Local Service Area model to the new District Policing Model on 5 July 2018.

Please find above a document link which provides an overview of key changes and improvements, along with a summary of the police stations and suburbs included in each District.

Each of the Districts will have its own email address for Child and Family Violence Investigation Section matters, which includes FSM referrals. Please see the below table for each District email and Detective Chief Inspector in Charge.

These email addresses will be in use from 5 July 2018 for any new referrals. Please continue to send emails and referrals to current contacts up to and including 4 July 2018 as the new email addresses will not be active and monitored until the model is implemented.

Questions or enquiries to: Superintendent John De Candia, District Policing Project Manager on 8207 6080 or

Achieving women’s equality: South Australia’s Women’s Policy: Report on the Status of Women in South Australia
Office for Women, 2017: This biennial report under Achieving Women’s Equality describes the current status of women in South Australia, and initiatives in South Australian government departments.

A better family law system to support and protect those affected by family violence: report

House of Representatives Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs, 2017
This report provides a vision for a new family law system that is accessible, equitable and responsive and prioritises the safety of those affected by family violence.

Child Focused Practice Online

Child Focused Practice is a free, interactive online program, developed in collaboration with the South Australian homelessness and family violence sector. This course explores the impact of homelessness and trauma on children and provides practical information about how to support children and their parents.

Offering knowledge and skills to respond effectively to children in age appropriate ways, this training is equivalent to 7.5 hours of professional development.

Department for Child Protection: Address for Service details

Incorrectly addressed subpoenas cause unnecessary delays in response to requests for information. The link above lists the correct contact details.

Developments to strengthen systems for child protection across Australia
Sarah Wise, Child Family Community Australia, Australian Institute of Family Studies, 2017
This paper outlines changes within Australian child protection systems, since July 2010, in particular, community service systems, Aboriginal service organisations, Aboriginal service practices and Aboriginal workforce capacity.

Domestic and family violence protection orders in Australia: An investigation of information sharing and enforcement: Key findings and future directions
(ANROWS Compass, Issue 07-2017). Taylor, A. [et al.], ANROWS, 2017 : Looks at the implementation of the new National Domestic Violence Order Scheme.

Elder Abuse there is no Excuse

The Alliance for the Prevention of Elder Abuse has created a video outlining the services available to assist and protect older South Australians. The services outlined work together to prevent elder abuse, and safeguard the rights of older people.

Family Violence and Gambling

The Office for Problem Gambling now has a Practitioners Guide to Services listing gambling and domestic and family violence services in South Australia. This will be a useful resource for practitioners working with clients who are impacted by problem gambling as well as domestic and family violence.

Investigating adolescent family violence: Background, research and directions: Context report
Melbourne, VIC: Elliott, K. [et al.], Monash University, 2017: “Families seeking support do not obtain the assistance they require from professionals, and many report that they are ignored when they seek help, or are blamed…”

Family violence and the LGBTIQ community
Cochrane, B. , Monash University Gender and Family Violence, 2017: “This research brief examines family violence experiences within the LGBTIQ community, with a focus on the Australian context.”

Junction Community Centre: Programs 2018 (Ottoway)

Men and Separation: Navigating the Future

This booklet from Relationships Australia booklet that is very helpful with “Where to get further assistance”, research about men and a reading list which would be useful for some sectors or the community

National Workforce Centre for Child Mental Health – Emerging Minds

The project focuses on building workforce capacity to better support children and parents/carers and improve the mental health outcomes of infants and children. Integral to this is building and supporting an organisational and workplace culture to embrace a range of practices and attitudes that aim to keep ‘child mental health in mind’.

PACE Schedule 2018

Relationships Australia in the Riverland: What we do (Berri)

A summary of the services RASA offer in the Riverland region.

Resources: Emergency Contact Numbers

Sunday Fun for Dad’s and Kids – 2018 Dates (Seaton)

A range of indoor and outdoor activities are provided, suitable for children aged 0-12 and their Dad, Grandfather, Uncle, carer or any other special bloke in their life.

Teach your kids how to stay safe online

Stay Smart Online recommends parents talk to their kids regularly about online safety to teach them how to behave and stay safe online. [Stay Smart Online]

UCWB Community Radio Program on 5EBI-FM

UnitingSA: Men and Family Relationships Program (posted 23 April 2018)

The Men and Family relationships program provides a wide variety of services, we work with men and families in a wide variety of ways including:

  • Building positive family relationships.
  • Learning practical tips for talking with and support children.
  • Counselling for individuals, couples and families.
  • Outreach, advocacy support and information.
  • Referral to other services, support and activities.

This is a free service for men and families living in the metropolitan region of Adelaide. Please click here to download the referral form or call 8440 2299.

Western Families Forum: Activities and Service Guide (North Western Adelaide)

What’s OK at home? 
Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria: Recently developed by Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria to assist young people experiencing family violence, this resource provides information, advice and support.

YWCA: Y Connect – a new Project for young women with disabilities

Funded by Julia Farr MS Mcleod Benevolent Fund Y Connect aims to expand networks, build personal and professional development for young women living with disability.  The Y Connect program are currently looking for both participants and experienced career women as mentors to make their knowledge and networks available to assist young women living with disability to develop her strengths and progress her work or career goals

DCP: Backpacks 4 SA Kids (posted 6 June 2018)

Joint Media Release: Attorney General and Assistant Minister for Children and Families – Relaunch of Family Relationships Online (posted 15 June 2018)

PAWS (Port Adelaide Enfield Welcomes Special Needs) – June 2018

The Smith Family: Let’s Read program and training opportunity (posted June 2018)