Pledge to address family violence

 City of Mandurah chief executive Mark Newman signs the pledge with Pat Thomas House executive officer Jill Robinson, Peel Says No To Violence group chairperson Sue Fyfe, Peel Youth Services chief executive Liz Prescott and Nicole Lambert.
City of Mandurah chief executive Mark Newman signs the pledge with Pat Thomas House executive officer Jill Robinson, Peel Says No To Violence group chairperson Sue Fyfe, Peel Youth Services chief executive Liz Prescott and Nicole Lambert.

THE City of Mandurah has made a commitment to join an alliance to address family violence in the Peel region.

Chief executive Mark Newman signed the Peel Say No To Violence pledge on Friday .

A number of local community groups and small businesses have already signed the pledge, demonstrating that everyone has a role to pay in ending family violence.

The pledge outlines the City’s activities and contributions to be made in this area.

In 2018, the City was named one of five trial sites for the Peel Says No To Violence initiative, and received $150,000 in Federal Government funding to partner with the community to reduce violence in the region, and develop a Domestic Violence Toolkit.

As part of the funding, the City has already trained 28 staff members on how to help their colleagues with family and domestic violence issues.

City of Mandurah’s commitment

* Participating in prevention of Family Domestic Violence and gender equality awareness event annually

* Staff members are supported to attend the annual Mandurah Silent March

* Support Peel Schools Say No To Violence school bag kits

* Partner with Peel Says No To Violence to raise community awareness, sharing opportunities to cross promote resources

* Deliver a training suite to staff on Domestic and Family Violence