Violence towards anyone is unacceptable and Holmesglen has actively worked with several organisations including Emerge Women and Children’s Support Network and Windermere Child and Family Services to raise awareness and funds to support the fight against family violence and bullying.
The law defines family violence as behaviour by a family member that creates fear and control over:
- their partner
- other family members.
This can come in various forms including but not limited to:
- Physical abuse or threatening of physical abuse
- Threats to harm family members
- Emotional abuse including name calling, humiliation, insults etc.
- Forced sexual activity
- Restricting the practice of religious or spiritual beliefs
- Financial abuse - restricting access to funds
- Controlling contact between family members and other people
- Technology facilitated abuse - checking a person’s phone, computer, using spyware software, publishing inappropriate images without your consent.
If you are experiencing or witnessing family violence, we encourage you to report the violence to police immediately. You can contact them on 000 in an emergency or by contacting your local police station
If English is not your first language, call Triple Zero (000) and tell them your preferred language. They will connect you with an interpreter.
You can also find important information on methods of reporting family violence or seeking support on our Important Contacts