There are five main reference documents to support implementation of It
Stops Here Safer Pathway.
These resources are intended to help service providers better understand how
the new approach will work, help them comply with their legal obligations, and
consequently, build victims’ confidence in the service response they will
Stops Here Safer Pathway Overview provides an overview of the NSW
Government’s Domestic and Family Violence Framework for Reform, including It
Stops Here Safer Pathway and a summary of its key components, including the
Central Referral Point, Local Coordination Points, Safety Action Meetings and
information sharing legislation.
Violence Information Sharing Protocol explains information sharing under
Part 13A of the Crimes (Domestic and Personal Violence) Act 2007. It
sets out the procedures for service providers to share information, including
consent and referral practices, and outlines their information management
obligations. It also outlines procedures for access and amendment of
information, the management of complaints, and the compliance framework.
SAM Manual-2017.pdf is a guide for Safety Action Meeting members. It
outlines the purpose and operations of Safety Action Meetings as a key element
of Safer Pathway, the roles and responsibilities of members and the development
of Safety Action Plans.
Domestic Violence Safety Assessment Tool Guide assists service providers to apply
the threat assessment tool and to use their professional judgement to identify
the level of threat to victims of domestic violence.
Domestic Violence and
Child Protection Guidelines clarify the link between the domestic violence
and the child protection systems in terms of information sharing. The Guidelines
will help service providers to navigate those systems when dealing with cases of
domestic violence where children are present in the family home.