Supporting the Primary Care Response to Family Domestic and Sexual Violence Pilot

Adelaide PHN and Country SA PHN have partnered to participate in the National Supporting the Primary Care Response to Family, Domestic and Sexual Violence Pilot which seeks to strengthen the capacity of the primary care sector to recognise and respond to family, domestic and sexual violence, including child sexual abuse.

The project team is seeking input from GPs, Aboriginal Health Workers, primary care practice staff, FDSV and support services across Country SA to understand how they are supporting people experiencing FDSV in their local area, what tools and resources might help them to do this better, and important considerations unique to the communities that they serve. This input will help ensure that the model (or models) developed to help primary care better recognise and respond to these types of violence are appropriate and responsive to needs of diverse communities in South Australia.

More information about the pilot is available on the Department of Health and Aged Care website.

How to be involved

The project team can meet with you or your practice or service online, individually or as a group, before, during or after work hours.

If you or your practice or service is interested in providing input into the pilot and would like to meet with the project team, please email

If you would like to provide input but are unable to meet with the project team, please click on the following links which will take you to a short survey:

Primary care sector survey

FDSV sector and support services survey

Download the Rural, Regional and Remote Conversations flyer to share with staff and display within your practice or service.

GP Advisory Panel

Adelaide PHN and Country SA PHN are seeking expressions of interest in a GP Advisory Panel, from GPs with experience practicing in regional and remote South Australia. The GP Advisory Panel will act as an advisory body to the project team throughout the lifespan of the pilot project. The panel will represent the primary care sector across South Australia and will advise the project team on matters related to all phases of the project, including needs assessment, co-design, and implementation of the model. GPs will be compensated at a rate of $160 per hour for their participation in the panel.

For more information please review the GP Advisory Panel Brief and submit a GP Advisory Panel EOI Form. Applications close on the 30/04.

New Resources to Support Primary Care Responses to Sexual Violence and Child Sexual Abuse

The National Centre for Action on Child Sexual Abuse has developed foundational resources to support primary care responses to sexual violence and child sexual abuse. These resources are aimed at primary care professionals and have been developed with primary care input. They include two written reference guides and a short video. These resources are available on the National Centre’s website.

More resources are being developed by the National Centre and will be progressively released throughout 2024. 

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