Personal Safety Initiatives
What is PSI?
The Personal Safety Initiative (PSI) is a Family Safety Victoria initiative aimed at strengthening the appropriateness, suitability and quality of personal safety, security and technology responses delivered in Victoria and to ensure they are used consistently and effectively as part of a broader plan for the safety, stability and wellbeing of victim survivors.
What is the purpose of PSI?
- Utilise safety and security responses, including property modifications and technology, to:
- Enable victim survivors of family violence to remain safely in, or return safely to, their own homes and communities, or relocate to a new home.
- Increase safety and feelings of safety for victim survivors.
- Deter breaches of Family Violence Intervention Orders (FVIOs).
- Facilitate the collection of admissible evidence where breaches occur to hold perpetrators accountable for their use of violence.
How is PSI Funded?
PSI responses are funded through family violence Flexible Support Packages (FSP). A consult with the PSI coordinator must occur if FSP funding is being sought for any home security measures (other than immediate measures to secure the home, such as lock changes and repairs to broken windows/doors).
Considering a PSI Response for your client?
The documents below have been put together to assist you if you are considering a PSI Response for your client. Prior to engaging in a consultation with the PSI Coordinator, please go through these documents to ensure that your client is eligible and what a PSI response might look like:
PSI Consultation & Referral Process
If you are Case Manager supporting a victim survivor of family violence who is requiring safety and security upgrades (non-crisis – see Quick Guide) please call and consult with:
Sarah De Neef, Personal Safety Initiative Coordinator Bayside Peninsula
Phone: 5971 9444
Mobile: 0419 572 272
Email: [email protected]
Working days: every Tuesday, Wednesday and every other Thursday
Consultation with the PSI Coordinator is required to determine eligibility, process and discuss PSI compliant contractors. Any FSP Application requiring safety and security upgrades WILL NOT be considered without having consulted with the PSI Coordinator. Referrals must include:
- Referral & Response Form
- PSI Consent Form
- Most recent MARAM/Risk Assessment
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