Aboriginal Family Safety Strategy 2022 - 2032

The Department of Communities has developed the Aboriginal Family Strategy with Aboriginal people and communities to address family violence impacting Aboriginal families and communities.
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The Aboriginal Family Safety Strategy 2022-2032 (the Strategy) is WA’s first dedicated strategy to address the disproportionate rates of family violence that impact Aboriginal women, children, families and communities.

The Strategy sets the vision that Aboriginal families and communities in WA are safe, strong, and happy, enabling our future generations to thrive. The Strategy has been designed in partnership with the WA Aboriginal community, Aboriginal stakeholders, and Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations (ACCOs). 

More than 1,000 people contributed to developing the Strategy with a summary outlining key engagements.

Over a 10-year period to 2032, the Strategy commits Government, Aboriginal people and the wider community to support Aboriginal-led responses to family violence through four focus areas:

  • Healing - ensure healing is what guides prevention and the delivery of family violence services and practice
  • Recognise and support men and boys - recognise the unique roles and responsibilities of men, boys and fathers and support them to build strong communities and safe families
  • Transform - transform service provision and reform systems
  • Aboriginal-led prevention and early intervention - use culture as the frame for delivering primary prevention and early intervention programs.