Integrated family violence system

Recommended reading on family and whānau violence


Integrated system

This section contains information on building an integrated system to respond to intimate partner violence and child abuse and neglect, as opposed to fragmented and isolated services and initiatives.

Integrated system

Aotearoa New Zealand
Intimate partner violence and child abuse

New Zealand Government (2017)
Family Violence Summit: Summary of views from the day and online submissions
Wellington: New Zealand Government.

Family Violence Death Review Committee (2016)
Family Violence Death Review Committee: Fifth report: January 2014 to December 2015
Wellington: Health Quality and Safety Commission.
See also previous annual reports
The second half of the report focuses on developing part of the ‘road map’ for moving towards an integrated family violence system. It provides practical examples of how integrative practice and an integrated system can enable safer responses to people, their families and whānau.

Chief Coroner Judge Deborah Marshall (2015)
Summary of recommendations following an inquest into the deaths of Bradley, Ellen and Edward Livingstone
Bradley and Ellen Livingstone were murdered by their father Edward Livingstone in Dunedin in 2014, following the children’s mother’s decision to separate from Edward Livingstone.

Herbert, R., & Mackenzie, D. (2014)
The way forward: An integrated system for intimate partner abuse and child abuse and neglect in New Zealand
Wellington: The Impact Collective.
This report proposes the establishment of an integrated system, a "formal and proactive response whereby all agencies will deliver consistent and safe services. ... An integrated system for IPV and CAN is where all agencies and individuals who are either directly or indirectly involved at all levels operate as one system."

Wilson, D., & Webber, M. (2014)
The people's blueprint: Transforming the way we deal with child abuse and domestic violence in New Zealand
Auckland: The Glenn Inquiry.
See also other publications from The Glenn Inquiry

Expert Advisory Group (2013)
Report of the Expert Advisory Group on family violence

Murphy, C., & Fanslow, J. (2012)
Building collaborations to eliminate family violence: Facilitators, barriers and good practice
NZFVC: Issues Paper 1.
Auckland; New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse, University of Auckland.

Fenrich, J. and Contesse, J. (2009)
‘It’s not OK’: New Zealand’s efforts to eliminate violence against women
New York: Leitner Center for International Law and Justice.

Sexual violence

Social Services Committee (2015)
Inquiry into the funding of specialist sexual violence social services
Wellington: House of Representatives

Law Commission | Te Aka Matua o Te Ture (2015)
The justice response to victims of sexual violence: Criminal trials and alternative processes
Report 136

Taskforce for Action on Sexual Violence | Te Ohaakii a Hine-National Network Ending Sexual Violence Together (2009)
Te Toiora Mata Tauherenga: Report of the Taskforce for Action on Sexual Violence: Incorporating the views of Te Ohaakii a Hine - National Network Ending Sexual Violence Together
Wellington: Ministry of Justice


Collective Impact (2019)
The Six Conditions of Systems Change [webinar]. YouTube.

Neave, M., Faulkner, P., Nicholson, T. (2016)
Royal Commission into Family Violence: Report and recommendations
Melbourne, Vic: Royal Commission into Family Violence.

Devaney, J., & Spratt, T. (2009)
Child abuse as a complex and wicked problem: Reflecting on policy developments in the United Kingdom in working with children and families with multiple problems
Children and Youth Services Review, 31(6), 635-641.

Australian Public Service Commission (2007)
Tackling wicked problems: A public policy perspective
Canberra, ACT: Australia: Australian Public Service Commission.

Snowden, D. J., & Boone, M. E. (2007)
A leader’s framework for decision-making
Harvard Business Review, 85(11), 68-76.
Article on complexity theory.

Risk assessment

Gulliver, P., & Fanslow, J. (2015)
Risk assessment: What is it and how can it be applied in family violence?
NZFVC Issues Paper 9.
Auckland: New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse

Praxis International (2010)
The Blueprint for Safety: Building an interagency response to domestic violence crimes
St Paul, MN: Praxis International.
A prototype that can be used by any community hoping to link its criminal justice agencies together in a coherent, philosophically sound domestic violence intervention model.

Stanley, N., & Humphreys, C. (2014)
Multi-agency risk assessment and management for children and families experiencing domestic violence
Child and Youth Services Review, 47, 78-85.

Information sharing

Office of the Privacy Commissioner (2016)
Sharing personal information of families and vulnerable children: A guide for inter-disciplinary groups
Wellington: Office of the Privacy Commissioner.


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