The latest Implementation Monitor’s annual report was tabled in Parliament in February 2020. The Implementation Monitor, Jan Shuard PSM, noted the strengths of the reforms including the whole-of-government structures and reporting arrangements now in place across the reform; and the enactment of new legislation to ensure key elements of the reform are enduring.
She also reported on areas that could be improved:
- A clearer plan of how The Orange Door will upskill staff where they are required to work outside their scope of practice
- Sector stakeholders want to better informed about how and when The Orange Door will mature beyond the foundational model currently in operation
- Better respond to the needs of children and young people at court by formally incorporating strategies into the specialist courts model
- Ensure victim survivor voices are informing policies and service
- Improve data collection to measure what matters most
- Consider consultation fatigue.
(Source: Family Violence Reform Implementation Monitor webpage, 26/2/20)