Standards of practice
Various published standards of practice for sexual assault services across Australia.
Interagency guidelines for responding to adult victims of sexual assault
The guidelines are intended to provide the best practice framework for responding to adult victims, with a particular focus on victims of recent assault. These guidelines have been developed by an inter-agency group including representatives from Queensland Health, the Queensland Police Service, Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, Department of Families, Office for Women, Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Policy, Office of the Adult Guardian and Legal Aid Queensland (2001).
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National Standards of Practice Manual for Services Against Sexual Violence (NSPM)
Although the NSPM identified in 1998 a "need for more detailed standards for working with male victim/survivors" that "would need to address some of the unique issues faced by male victims and the implications for practice" this issue has not been followed up on at National level to date. National Association of Services Against Sexual Violence (NASASV). Office of the Status of Women, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet (1998).
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National framework for the prevention of sexual assault in Australia
Commissioned by the Office of the Status of Women – Department of Prime Minster and Cabinet (2004). This framework was developed to provide a way forward in the prevention of sexual assault in Australia.
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Standards of Practice for Victorian Centres Against Sexual Assault: 3rd Edition
This manual sets out the required minimum standards for a Victorian Sexual assault Service. It also promotes the delivery of responsive high quality services. The Victorian Centres Against Sexual Assault Forum Inc. 2014.
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