On 27 May, the Victorian-Auditor General’s Office (VAGO) report on the audit of the Support and Safety Hubs (The Orange Door) was tabled in Parliament.
The report found that:
- Gaps in data, reporting and performance management mean that it can’t be easily demonstrated that The Orange Door is leading to better outcomes for victim survivors, children and families
- There was a need for more detailed and longer timelines for implementation of the first five hubs
- Rapid implementation led to challenges with infrastructure, staffing and operations
- There is a need for demand management strategies across the system
- The integrated practice framework requires refinement so that it includes the practical detail needed to support practitioners on how to implement it
- The existing governance structures don’t support effective performance management of the hubs and that there needs to be streamlining of local and state-wide governance.
Read the full Managing Support and Safety Hubs audit report which includes a detailed summary of Family Safety Victoria’s action plan in response to the nine recommendations.
(Source: DV Vic email, 28/5/20)