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Safer Pathway is a NSW Government program that supports victim-survivors of domestic and family violence across NSW.
Safer Pathway is available to any person who has experienced domestic and family violence in NSW.
Within Safer Pathway, relevant government and non-government agencies work together to identify people experiencing domestic and family violence, and to offer them support to increase their safety.
Part 13A of the Crimes (Domestic and Personal Violence) Act 2007 creates exceptions to NSW privacy laws to allow service providers to share information for the specific purpose of preventing and lessening a serious threat to a person’s life, health or safety, in cases of domestic violence.
This includes information about the victim-survivor, children, perpetrator, or any other relevant person. It also includes information sharing without victim consent to reduce serious threat.
Information sharing is important to ensure government agencies and non-government service providers:
31 Aug 2023
We acknowledge Aboriginal people as the First Nations Peoples of NSW and pay our respects to Elders past, present, and future.
Informed by lessons of the past, Department of Communities and Justice is improving how we work with Aboriginal people and communities. We listen and learn from the knowledge, strength and resilience of Stolen Generations Survivors, Aboriginal Elders and Aboriginal communities.
You can access our apology to the Stolen Generations.