The ACT Public Service (ACTPS) does not tolerate domestic, family and sexual violence in any form. The ACTPS is committed to supporting victim-survivors of domestic, family and sexual violence. Violence and abuse impact the workplace regardless of where it occurs. Even if there are no impacts on the workplace, domestic, family and sexual violence is never OK.
The ACTPS recognises that workplaces have an important role in preventing and responding to domestic, family and sexual violence in our communities. Employers have a legal responsibility to create safe work environments. But beyond this, workplaces significantly influence our attitudes, beliefs and behaviours in both our personal and professional lives.
All staff in the ACTPS are encouraged to complete core learning about foundational domestic, family and sexual violence awareness.
The ACTPS Domestic and Family Violence Toolkit (PDF 194KB) complements the core learning and ACTPS Enterprise Agreements. It is a resource for employees and managers and includes information about:
- Paid domestic, family and sexual violence leave; and
- Responding to disclosures of domestic, family and sexual violence; and
- Support services for people impacted.
For further information please visit the Safer Families Website or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Services and supports available include:
- Domestic Violence Crisis Services
- 1800RESPECT, the National Sexual Assault, Domestic Family Violence Counselling Service
- Victims of Crime Commissioner ACT
The core learning and ACTPS Domestic, Family and Sexual Violence Toolkit will not replace the interim documents below which are currently under review: