Workforce Capability Framework

The Family Violence, Sexual Violence and Violence within Whānau Workforce Capability Framework describes the competencies, knowledge, skills and organisational support needed across the family violence workforce to lift its capability.

In this context, ‘workforce’ includes government agencies, family violence and sexual violence service providers, organisations, volunteers, and kahukura (community champions).

The Framework is an initiative of the Ministerial Group on Family Violence and Sexual Violence.

It was developed by a government and non-government expert design group, which included National Stopping Violence Service board member  Sue Rudman, Chairperson of the Social Workers Registration Board Shayne Walker, CEO Te Whakaruruhau (Waikato Women’s Refuge) Ruahine Albert, Family Violence Death Review Committee specialist Rachel Smith, and Shine Client Services Manager Jill Proudfoot. It was published in June 2017. The Framework is now being tested in some select family violence and sexual violence service provider sites, as well as at the Integrated Safety Response pilots (external link)   in Christchurch and Hamilton.

All family violence and sexual violence service providers are encouraged to read the Framework and consider how it fits with their service. To ask any questions or make a comment, email familyandsexualviolence@justice.govt.nz

Read the Family Violence, Sexual Violence and Violence within Whānau Workforce Capability Framework [PDF, 2.5 MB]

Read a snapshot of the framework [PDF, 405 KB]

Read a snapshot showing the relationship between the framework and the Risk Assessment Management Framework [PDF, 275 KB]. Read about the Risk Assessment Management Framework.