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SDM Policy and Procedure Manual version 4.3

1800 Respect — Phone and online counselling for women experiencing violence. The website has information on keeping kids safe

The Three Houses — A familiar tool for most practitioners, the Three Houses can be used to explore the acts of violence and other behaviours that frighten and worry the child; as well as what worries they have for others. It can help explore protective factors that can shape safety and case planning and create a picture of what needs to change for the child to feel safe and happy. This can be a powerful motivator for change for the man using violence.

The Safety House — Another familiar tool, this is used to hear from the child about who and what can keep them safe, what rules need to be in place and how we can get to a point where the child feels safe. This tool can also be used to explore any feelings of blame they may have and worries about what may happen because we are involved and if they talk to us about what is happening. 

Daisy domestic violence app — The Daisy app connects you to domestic and family violence support services in your local area. The app, developed by 1800RESPECT, is free to download, and has a great safety feature. Please note that an app on a woman victims' phone may escalate risk in some circumstances.

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