Today, Wednesday 10 May, marks Are You Safe at Home Day. A day that provides an opportunity for you to ask someone in your life, ‘Are you safe at home’ - and start a conversation to end family violence.
In Knox, 58% of all assaults in 2022 were family violence related (Crime Statistics Agency, 2022). This is a staggering statistic that affects our entire community.
Family violence is, and continues to be, a major health and welfare issue. While physical violence may be the most visible, other forms of family violence can include verbal abuse, emotional abuse, controlling behaviours, stalking, financial abuse and pet abuse.
Council is committed to working towards a community free from violence as we recognise the wide-ranging and damaging impact family violence has on the lives of victims-survivors and the community as a whole.
Support is available.
For local support services, please visit Family Violence Support or orangedoor.vic.gov.au, which has services throughout Melbourne including at Croydon and Dandenong.
If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, call Triple Zero (000).
Are You Safe at Home is also available for support on how to start a conversation with a loved one – and potentially save a life.
Everyone deserves to feel safe at home.
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- Public Holiday Opening Hours
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