Follow My Lead Library

Follow My Lead Library

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The National Risk Assessment Principles for domestic and family violence outlines 7 principles which Follow My Lead seeks to amplify and uphold. Principle 1 and 3 (below) are central to the purpose and application of Follow My Lead when responding to victim-survivors of domestic, family and sexualised violence (DFSV).

  • Principle 1 Survivors’ safety is the core priority of all risk assessment frameworks and tools.
  • Principle 3 A survivor’s knowledge of their own risk is central to any risk assessment.

Reference:  Toivonen, C., & Backhouse, C. (2018). National Risk Assessment Principles for domestic and family violence: Quick reference guide for practitioners (ANROWS Insights 10/2018). Sydney, NSW: ANROWS

The Follow My Lead library is designed to build a digital self-service library of examples of follow my lead in action. The library features experiences of responses described by victim-survivors of domestic, family and sexualised violence, and responses from responders.

Add to the library

People with lived experiences of domestic, family and sexualised violence (DFSV) are invited to contribute de-identified examples of how a responder has followed their lead. 

Read the invite (includes terms and conditions).

Add your example as a person with lived expertise via this anonymous survey here.

Responders are invited to contribute de-identified examples of how they have followed the lead of people with lived experience of domestic, family and sexualised violence (DFSV).

Read the invite (includes terms and conditions).

Add your example as a responder by contacting Dr Leticia (Letty) Funston (Insight Exchange Associate) via ([email protected])

View the illustrative samples from people with lived experience of DFSV to plan your contribution to the library

Providing emergency contact number

Getting medical treatment

Out with friends socialising

Telling my supervisor at work

View the illustrative samples from responders to plan your contribution to the library

Work fund for financial hardship

Counselling at a different venue

Following couples counselling

Supporting safety when deciding

Explore the library of de-identified examples

The Follow My Lead library is designed to share reflective de-identified examples of the concept of follow my lead in action across a range of situations. The library hosts examples from victim-survivors and from responders. No two examples are alike nor do the examples involve the same people. These examples are not conclusive, exhaustive or advisory and do not provide a full context.

We welcome contributions to the Follow My Lead library. Scroll back up to 'Add to the library' to find out how you can add an example.

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