The PATRICIA Project: Summary of the scoping review
This resource outlines the findings of a review of interagency working between child protection and specialist domestic violence services.
A review of 24 models of interagency working between child protection, specialist domestic and family violence services and family law was undertaken across Australia. It is the first component of the “PATRICIA Project: PAThways and Research In Collaborative Inter-Agency working”, and informs understandings of how these sectors are currently working together. This resource will be useful to policymakers and practitioners as it considers some of the key components of interagency work, and how best to work across sectors while ensuring the safety of women and children always remains a priority.
This resource answers the following questions:
- What are the key components of interagency working?
- What is best practice for information sharing between child protection, domestic and family violence specialist services and family law?
- What additional factors need to be considered for information sharing and the law?
- How do we best agree on the assessments most suitable for assessing risk to children, and risk thresholds?
- What are the benefits of interagency working?
- How are we investing in monitoring and evaluation of interagency working models?
- What is needed beyond formal agreements and shared risk assessment tools to enable effective interagency work?
Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety. (2015). The PATRICIA Project: Summary of the scoping review. ANROWS.