Domestic Violence is a serious issue in our society and in our churches. Australian Police deal with domestic violence every two minutes. Church communities are not immune from this statistic. Abuse and violence has no place amongst Christians and God is opposed to abuse in marriage, yet domestic abuse occurs within Christian marriages.

The tip sheets below have been prepared to resource you on how to recognise and respond to domestic violence.

If you are a victim or know someone you suspect my be experiencing domestic abuse please contact the Conduct Protocol Unit on 02 9690 9325 for advice and support.

Tip Sheets

What does the Bible say about Domestic and Family Violence?
What is Domestic and Family Violence?
Responding to Domestic Violence from a Leadership Perspective
Responding to Domestic Violence from a Pastoral Perspective
How to respond to Domestic Violence as a friend
Responding to Domestic and Family Violence – Are you a victim?
Responding to the perpetrators of Domestic and Family Violence
Domestic and Family Violence Decision Tree
Domestic and Family Violence and Children / Young People
How to make Churches Safer

Further Resources

NSW Domestic Violence Line

Provides 24 hour a day, 7 day a week support and referrals for victims of domestic violence.
Phone: 1800 656 453

No to Violence: Men’s referral service

Provides information, referral and support for male perpetrators, male victims and for their relatives and friends.
Phone: 1300 766 491

Child Protection Helpline

A 24 hour a day, 7 day a week, call centre staffed by professionally qualified caseworkers to receive and screen reports about suspected abuse or neglect of a child or young person or those at risk of hemr from abuse or neglect.
Phone: 131 111