Department of Family and Community Services

NSW Sexual Assault Strategy

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The NSW Government is developing a NSW Sexual Assault Strategy to improve prevention and response to sexual assault and sexual violence in NSW.

The Strategy will be released in November 2017.

You can provide feedback through the Have Your Say NSW Sexual Assault Strategy Survey. Information on the Strategy is below.

The Strategy will focus on:

  • Prevention
  • Education about sexual assault and sexual violence
  • Supporting adults and children who have experienced sexual violence
  • Holding perpetrators of sexual violence to account
  • Responding to children and young people (10-17 years) who have engaged in harmful sexual behaviour towards others
  • Improving the system as a whole.

The Strategy will include:

  • Adults who have experienced sexual violence as adults
  • Adults who experienced sexual violence as children
  • Children and young people (under 18 years) who have experienced sexual violence
  • Supporters and carers.

Attention will be given to the needs:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • People with disability
  • People who identify as lesbian, gay, transgender, bisexual, intersex and/or queer
  • People from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
  • Other groups at high-risk of sexual assault (e.g. children in out of home care).

Public consultation

Women NSW invites everyone in the community to provide feedback on how to improve efforts to prevent and respond to sexual assault and sexual violence in NSW.

The deadline for submissions is midnight on Tuesday 8 August 2017.

Click here for more information about the consultation.

You can provide feedback through the Have Your Say NSW Sexual Assault Strategy Survey.

Progress report

The NSW Sexual Assault Strategy: Progress Report outlines the work the NSW Government has undertaken up to December 2016 to develop the NSW Sexual Assault Strategy and the work which will be undertaken throughout 2017.