Councillor Antonella Celi
|Posted by antonellaceli on February 1, 2015 at 6:20 PM|
Mornington Peninsula Shire boosts commitment to prevention of family violence
The Statement of Commitment for the Prevention of Family Violence was endorsed by Council at its meeting on the 24th of November.
The Statement of Commitment to the Prevention of Family Violence outlines that the Shire will enable and promote;
•The Mornington Peninsula Shire community as a safe place and act to eliminate violence in all its forms;
•Relationships between all members of the community are respectful and promote the rights of men, women and children to live free from violence;
•That women, men and children have the opportunity to participate equally in all spheres of public and private life without fear or discrimination.
•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.
•If you are in immediate danger contact the Police on: 000
•Women’s Domestic Violence Crisis Service: 1800 015 188
•Talk it over Men’s Line Australia: 1300 78 99 78
•Peninsula Family Violence Program: 5971 9454 (business hours)
•Kid’s Helpline: 1800 55 1800