What is an Integrated LGBTIQ+ Family Violence Service?
The Integrated Service Response model is available for those people experiencing family violence who want a holistic response.
Holistic means the response will take into account you, your relationships, your cultural background, your health and wellbeing, among other things. This service model provides a perpetrator case specialist and a victim case specialist who work collaboratively to ensure a whole of family approach to service provision.
This means if you ask for service as a victim of family violence, the perpetrator can also ask for support from the same integrated service if you agree.
Where a person experiencing violence does not want an integrated response or it is inappropriate to do so, the needs of that person and the person using violence against them are accommodated within separate LGBTIQ-inclusive Family Violence Services.
This means if you ask for support as a victim of family violence but do not want the person using violence against you involved you can say so.