Our Survivor Services team is comprised of professionals drawn from various health-related fields. They have relevant work and life experience and have undertaken specific training to work in sexual assault and domestic violence.
What to expect when you speak to one of our Case Officers:
- You will be believed, respected, valued and affirmed.
- Confidentiality and privacy will be maintained. However, exceptional circumstances may arise where confidentiality will need to be broken. These include where a client will cause serious injury to themselves or others. Or when our file is subpoenaed by police, victim services, health services etc.
- Any disclosure where a child is at risk of harm, or who disclose abuse or harm, will require Survivor Services to make an immediate report to the relevant agency.
- When an allegation of a crime has been disclosed, Adsafe has a legal obligation to report the crime to the relevant child/police authorities according to each State, Territory and Country.
- Our main goal is to empower you to report your own abuse. However, we recognise that this may be difficult. With your permission, we may do this on your behalf.
- Not all survivors who disclose abuse wish to pursue justice through the Police or criminal systems (at the time). Survivor Services will respect your decision and assist you to find other alternatives or pathways towards achieving justice and healing.
- In addition, we encourage adults who disclose abuse to access specialist counselling services.