For more information and resources about working with women with disabilities, visit the Women with Disabilities Victoria or 1800RESPECT websites.

Practice resources

Getting Safe Against the Odds
A DVRCV guide is for service providers in the family violence and disabilities fields who support women with disabilities experiencing family violence.

Violence Against Women with Disabilities
Women with Disabilities Victoria fact sheets.

Toolkit for disability-inclusive family violence services
This DV NSW and People with a Disability Australia toolkit is designed to enhance the family violence sector’s response to violence against women with disability.

Understanding violence against women with disabilities
A 1800RESPECT webinar.

A practioners’ guide to the Disability Support Act 2006
A DHHS guide.

Safety Planning for Women With Disabilities
A 1800RESPECT guide.

Victims of Crime Easy English Resources
These Easy English resources support people with limited literacy to understand when violent crime, including family violence, has happened to them and what they can do.

Other resources

Voices Against Violence (seven papers)
Voices Against Violence is the landmark research conducted by Women with Disabilities Victoria (WDV), in partnership with the Office for the Public Advocate (OPA) and the Domestic Violence Resources Centre Victoria (DVRCV). The 2014 project reports on the extent and nature of violence against women with disabilities in Victoria. It can be ordered from WDV.

Violence Against Women with Disabilities
A Women with Disabilities Victoria position paper.

Tell Someone campaign videos
The Southern Metropolitan Region Integrated Family Violence Services Executive created a series of videos for the “Tell Someone” campaign, featured on the campaign website. This campaign aims to educate people with a mild intellectual disability about family violence.

Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry into Abuse in Disability Services interim report
Victoria’s Parliamentary Committee on Family and Community Development Committee has delivered it’s Interim Report to inform Victoria’s role in the development of a national disability services quality and safeguarding framework.

Victorian Ombudsman’s Investigation into disability abuse report
This phase 1 report investigates how allegations of abuse in the disability sector are reported and investigated.