Linkage with family violence support services
SECL’s Safe and Equal Practitioner conducted a thorough Comprehensive Risk Assessment and Safety Plan, considering Sarah’s intellectual disability. She was connected to crisis support services like Orange Door and WAYSS for specialist casework support, providing her with crucial assistance during her family violence situation.
Improved mental health
SECL’s Practitioner advocated for priority support, securing specialised counselling for Sarah’s pregnancy-related mental health concerns. With the assistance of a mental health practitioner and the Safe and Equal Practitioner, she gained independence and engaged positively in her own rental home, free from the perpetrator’s influence. Supported by SECL, she began exploring flexible employment opportunities.
SECL’s Safe and Equal program is supported by the City of Greater Dandenong.