Safe Steps CEO Rita Butera Speaks about the Increase of Violence During Lockdown



Safe Steps is Victoria’s 24/7 family violence response centre. They provide specialist support services for anyone in Victoria who is experiencing or afraid of family violence.

Their services include Information and referral, Crisis response, specialist family violence risk assessment, safety planning, Access to supported crisis accommodation. Their vision is Safety, support and respect for all victim-survivors of domestic and family violence. CEO of SafeSteps Rita Butera, joins Hayley McAdam to talk about the increase in violence during this time and how that can affect a child's future.



We have a live chat option if you are unable to telephone Safe Steps for family violence crisis support. Our family violence crisis specialists are online weekdays between 9am and midnight. Chats are anonymous, confidential and free. It is available to anyone experiencing or afraid of family violence regardless of age, gender, sexuality or gender identity. Remember you are allowed to leave your home at any time to escape family violence during Victoria’s lockdown. You won’t be fined. Safe Steps provide specialist trauma counselling on behalf of the national sexual assault, domestic and family violence counselling service, 1800 737 732 (RESPECT).