Australian Children’s Safety Alliance (ACSA)

Families free from violence

The Australian Children’s Safety Alliance was established in Adelaide in December 2013, and formalised in June 2014, by representatives of eight non-government agencies and one consultant.

ACSA has a steering group, comprised of senior staff from member organisations, and agreed terms of reference. ACSA’s vision is that all children in Australia are safe and free from violence and abuse,
and its purpose is to strengthen and enhance the safety of women, protection of children and interventions with perpetrators of domestic violence and abuse.

The aims of the Australian Children’s Safety Alliance are to:
• Provide leadership in policy and practice development for agencies, practitioners and child protections systems;
• Act as a public voice for the safety of all women and children experiencing domestic violence and abuse;
• Make visible and accountable the behaviour of perpetrators of domestic violence and abuse;
• Identify opportunities to measure and evaluate the impact of the ‘Safe and Together’ Model and other domestic violence informed approaches in South Australia;
• Proactively identify and champion models of practice that are culturally responsive, culturally valid and endorsed by Aboriginal members, stakeholders and advisory groups such as the Family Matters Working Group in South Australia.

You can find ACSA’s Terms of Reference here: ACSA_Terms of Reference_Reviewed 17 January 2019

For more information about the Australian Children’s Safety Alliance, please contact our current chair Michael Hawke by email or by phone 0478 320 749

Member Organisations

Current ACSA member organisations are:

Junction Australia
Women Safety Services
Lutheran Community Care
Kornar Winmil Yunti
Australian Refugee Association
Uniting Communities
Department of Correctional Services

Department of Human Services
Department of Child Protection
Relationships Australia
Uniting Care Wesley Bowden
Flinders University
OARS Community Transitions
Aboriginal Family Support Services
Child and Family Focus SA
No to Violence

Community of Practice (CoP)

The function of the CoP is to Encourage, Educate and Integrate the knowledge that we have in the sector into our practice on the frontline, by facilitating discussions and knowledge sharing around how we respond to children’s safety when domestic and Family Violence is present.

Upcoming Events

ACSA Community of Practice – Working with Perpetrators Celebration

ACSA would now like to invite you as members of the Community of Practice or as members of the ACSA leadership group to come together to celebrate what has been achieved. Professor Sarah Wendt will again be joining us to share her insights now that we are two years in, and also to share current research projects and learnings that are underway. We will also be sharing what we’ve learnt as a Community of Practice and our hopes for 2023 and beyond.

Please join us on November 17th at 3:00pm-6:00pm for this important event. Please follow the link below to register your interest in attending and indicate your dietary requirements as at 5:00pm we will be celebrating with a selection of wines and treats from Something Wild – an indigenous owned caterer.

Special Guest: Professor Sarah Wendt – Director of the Social Work Innovation Research Living Space (SWIRLS)

Venue: CAFFSA 24 Pitt Street (Level 1) Adelaide
Date & Time: November 17th 3:00pm – 6:00pm
To Register: Please follow THIS link

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