About PARVAN

Prevention and Response to Violence Abuse and Neglect (PARVAN) develops policy and supports services for children, young people and adults who are victims of violence, abuse or neglect.

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Violence, Abuse and Neglect (VAN) Redesign

The VAN Redesign Program aims to ensure NSW Health provides integrated psychosocial, medical and forensic responses to violence, abuse and neglect are integrated.

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Learning and development

A strong, skilled workforce is critical to delivering trauma-informed, evidence-based services.

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Domestic and family violence

Domestic and family violence is a significant issue affecting physical, psychological and social health.

NSW Health provides local responses to people who have experienced domestic and family violence.

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Aboriginal family wellbeing and violence prevention

NSW Health is committed to reducing the incidence and impact of family violence by working in partnership with Aboriginal people and their communities through a mixture of prevention, early intervention and community development activities.

Aboriginal Family Health Strategy

Sexual assault

NSW Health provides free information, counselling, medical treatment, forensic examination and support services for anyone who has been sexually assaulted. 

NSW Health Sexual Assault Services operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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Children and young people with problematic or harmful sexual behaviours

NSW Health delivers a range of responses for children and young people with harmful sexual behaviours, their families and the broader community.

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Child protection and wellbeing

NSW Health develops policy and provides services to prevent and reduce the effects of violence, abuse and neglect on children and young people.

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Mandatory Reporter Guide

Joint Investigation Response Teams

The Joint Investigation Response Team (JIRT) Program is an interagency partnership between NSW Health, NSW Family and Community Services (FACS) and the NSW Police Force to respond to the most serious cases of child abuse and neglect.

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Page Updated: Monday 19 August 2019