Domestic Violence Resources

Domestic Violence

Resources to help individuals and churches respond to domestic violence.


Sydney Diocese Domestic Abuse Policy

At its 2018 meeting, Synod approved the Sydney Anglican Policy on Responding to Domestic Abuse.
This document can be accessed here:

Responding to Domestic Abuse: Policy and Good Practice Guidelines 2018

Articles and “how to’s”

A domestic abuse flowchart
A simple guide to what action should be taken when a person discloses domestic abuse. Excellent resource for church staff and ministry leaders.
Domestic Abuse Chart

In August 2015, Southern Cross published a cover story about domestic violence in the lives of church members

‘Victim To Their Charms’ Domestic Violence – Southern Cross Aug 2015

Part of the above article but useful as a standalone resource is Nicky Lock’sHow To Respond‘ list of action and advice when we experience domestic violence in our lives or the lives of those around us:

Domestic Violence -How To Respond

Links to other resources:

Anglicare Domestic Violence Adviser – 0438 826 556 (business hours)
Advice to clergy and lay ministers in the Anglican Diocese of Sydney especially for domestic abuse in a church-related setting.

1800 Respect
Support a friend or family member experiencing domestic violence or sexual assault.

1800 Respect & Women with disabilities Australia  – ‘Sunny’ App
Women with disability have improved access to violence information and support with this smartphone app. Available for Android and iOS devices.