Commitment to prevention of family violence

Article image - Commitment to prevention of family violence Family violence campaigner and Australian of the Year Rosie Batty, Mornington Peninsula Shire Mayor Councillor Bev Colomb, and Senior Sergeant Dean Clinton - Frankston Police hold the Mornington Peninsula Shire Statement of Commitment for the Prevention of Family Violence.

Mornington Peninsula Shire Council has formally committed to the prevention of family violence across the peninsula and is developing a three-year prevention implementation plan as part of a broader Community Harm Prevention Strategy.

The Statement of Commitment for the Prevention of Family Violence was endorsed by Council at its meeting on the 24th of November.

Mornington Peninsula Shire Mayor Bev Colomb said the Council’s statement reaffirms its broader commitment to the prevention of family violence in the Mornington Peninsula and builds on existing work in support of the Shire’s Health and Wellbeing Plan 2013-2017 to raise awareness.

“Local government has an important role to play in fostering safe and
healthy communities.

“The Shire is committed to promoting a culture of community harmony, wellbeing and a sense of safety and belonging.

“The Shire is well positioned to take a leadership role on this important community issue, and will continue to collaborate with key stakeholders including the Peninsula Model, the Frankston and Mornington Peninsula Family Violence Network, Victoria Police, advocates and our community to progress work in the area of family violence prevention and to foster an environment where we can all make a difference.”

Councillor Colomb said the Statement of Commitment to the Prevention of Family Violence outlines that the Shire will enable and promote a safe, respectful and equal society.

The statement also aims to increase awareness of family violence as a key social and health issue.

The implementation plan will provide a framework for the Shire to work in partnership with relevant support agencies to assist in the prevention of family violence.