Neither seen nor heard: elevating children in our response to family violence

The upcoming 2018 STOP Domestic Violence Conference will be held at QT, Gold Coast next month over 3 and 4 December with optional workshops on 5 December. 

Joining us at the conference is Ms Liana Buchanan, Principal Commissioner with the Commission for Children and Young People (Victoria) who will present on ‘Neither seen nor heard: elevating children in our response to family violence.

Abstract

Neither seen nor heard: elevating children in our response to family violence

Reflecting on four years of unprecedented and much-needed family violence reform in Victoria, this keynote will cover the need to:
• address the ongoing invisibility of children in family violence policy and service design
• ensure children get the services they need as victims in their own right
• improve the intersection between child protection and family violence systems.

Biography

Liana Buchanan is the Principal Commissioner for Children and Young People and a part-time Commissioner of the Victorian Law Reform Commission. Liana has held a range of roles focused on oversight and system reform for people experiencing disadvantage and those affected by family and sexual violence. These roles include Director, Office of Correctional Services Review, Executive Officer of the Federation of Community Legal Centres and roles in the Equal Opportunity Commission, Department of Justice and Women’s Legal Service (S.A). Liana commenced as Principal Commissioner for Children and Young People in April 2016 and is responsible for oversighting services for children and young people in Victoria and promoting their rights, interests and wellbeing.

For further information and to book tickets for the 2018 STOP Domestic Violence Conference please visit www.stopdomesticviolence.com.au

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