Family violence is a harsh reality for many New Zealanders – we have some of the highest rates in the developed world. The government is committed to reducing family violence, keeping victims safe, and managing perpetrators more effectively so all New Zealanders can live free from violence. We know that identifying risk, intervening earlier and in a more coordinated way is critical to achieving this.
These Frameworks provide practice values and expected generic practice approaches, including outlining a common understanding of family violence. This is designed to serve as a road map to help provide consistency in responses to family violence across sectors and agencies.