Multicultural services filling domestic violence service gap

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A survey of over 400 workers in the settlement and multicultural services sector has exposed the barriers many migrant and refugee women face when trying to receive help for domestic and family violence.

These including language problems, lack of finances and fear of deportation.

The study concludes that better linkages between these services and specialist domestic and family violence services is needed along with workforce development in a number of areas, including recruitment of bilingual workers.

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