Family Violence Network meeting – 11.00 am 8 March

Last November the ASU Family Violence Network met. The key topic of discussion was the implementation of the Family Violence Mandatory Qualifications. Concerns identified arising from the implementation included;

  • Hierarchy of qualifications over lived experience
  • Qualifications considered over values
  • Focus on equivalent qualifications is health not social/ political
  • Structural challenges of communities to overcome barriers to further education
  • Maram – non-physical violence not assessed in the TRAM

There was also concern expressed about Orange Doors employees. Participants felt staff were overwhelmed, with a big emphasis on in-take and growing waiting lists. Also discussed was workforce churn.

We would like to take this conversation further and consider questions of pay and conditions that are being raised and invite you to provide us with issues you would like to discuss in advance of the meeting on 8 March.

It is important that the FV sector is well represented in these discussions and we would be grateful if you share this with colleagues in different agencies,  particularly those you know in Orange Doors.

Branch Secretary Lisa Darmanin plans to attend this meeting.

Topic:    Family Violence Network Meeting
Time:    11:00am
Date:     Tuesday, 8 March 2022
Please register in advance for this meeting here:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

In addition to this event, the ASU is marking International Women’s Day with an event.

Follow this link to register or get more information on the Organise for Equality – IWD 2022 event at the ASU

Your Union works hard for Gender Equality and women working for women.

Support women, support family violence workers and join the ASU today

For further information please contact
ASO Lead Organiser Jane Karslake |

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