National Research Project

Invitation to complete a Survey about Partner Contact practice

Attention: Managers and Partner Contact workers (or similar)

We at SFV and Curtin seek your assistance with encouraging relevant staff to complete a short, anonymous, on-line survey (20 to 25 minutes) about partner contact practice in the context of Men’s Behaviour Change Programs (MBCPs).

This is a national survey and as such we are hoping to have adequate representation from the variety of programs and organisations across locations and jurisdictions. Your help in achieving this would be greatly appreciated.  

Would you please distribute this email and survey link to anyone in your organisation familiar with partner contact practice. If your organisation runs programs across multiple locations, it would be helpful if practitioners in these different areas are given opportunity to participate. Further information about the project is provided below.

Click on this link to access the survey:

Who is the survey for?

  • Managers (e.g. supervisors, team leaders, program coordinators, facilitators, or similar): responsible for overseeing or managing a partner contact service.
  • Partner contact workers (e.g. partner support workers, women’s support programs, women’s contact workers, family safety contact worker, or similar): responsible for delivering partner contact support.

What will the survey ask?

The survey asks questions about the practitioner’s role, the organisational context, how the MBCP works with other organisations, and about the services provided to women and children. There is room to provide any other information they would like us to know, should they wish to do so.

This is an ideal opportunity for practitioners to contribute to an important piece of work which will assist with the development of quality practice standards around supporting women and children’s safety.

Please note, we recognise that varying terms are often used across jurisdictions to refer to ‘partner contact’ (e.g. partner support, women’s support programs, women’s contact workers, family safety contact workers). We have chosen to use the term ‘partner contact’ in this survey as historically this is the term used most frequently.

Who is involved with the project

The project is being carried out by Curtin University in conjunction with Industry Partners, Stopping Family Violence and Mr Rodney Vlais(Consultant) and is being funded by the Australian National Organisation for Women’s Safety (ANROWS). The Curtin University Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) has approved this study (approval numberHRE2018-0173).

For further information

Should you or anyone else have any questions about the survey or the research project, please contact either myself or Ms Sarah Anderson, Research Assistant at Curtin University via

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