Family Safety Pack

The Australian Government has developed a Family Safety Pack for men and women coming to Australia. It includes information on Australia’s laws regarding domestic and family violence, sexual assault and forced marriage, and a woman’s right to be safe.

The pack includes four factsheets on the following topics:

The pack also includes a low literacy storyboard.

Anyone accessing the pack is encouraged to share it with their community, organisation or family.

The family safety pack is a key initiative of the Second Action Plan of the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010-2022. Under the National Plan, the Australian Government is committed to understanding and addressing violence against women from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds and improving support available to CALD women and their children. More information on the National Plan can be found on the National Plan website.

The Family Safety Pack is translated into the 46 languages below:

Interpreters and Family Safety

Interpreters play a crucial role in ensuring that people who don’t speak English, or speak English as a second language, are able to access appropriate support and legal services.  To complement the Family Safety Pack, the Australian Government has developed the following two factsheets to raise awareness of the role and responsibilities of interpreters in domestic violence situations:  

The purpose of the factsheets is to raise awareness of the importance of using professionally trained interpreters, how to effectively engage with interpreters, and awareness of interpreters’ responsibilities under the AUSIT Code of Ethics. They also include information on steps to take if there are concerns that an interpreter has acted inappropriately. The factsheet aimed at interpreters also includes information on training and professional development opportunities and available support services.


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