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 Leichhardt Council, in partnership with Leichhardt Women’s Community Health Centre, is leading a grassroots campaign to raise community awareness about how to prevent family violence and abuse of children.

Council’s Speak Out campaign aims to:

  • raise awareness about domestic, family and relationship violence; and
  • assist people in finding available support and services.

Partnering with NAPCAN

Leichhardt Council has partnered with the National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (NAPCAN) to provide respectful relationships training to local high school students to encourage respectful relationships.

NAPCAN has developed a model for the education of children and young people from 3 to 17 years of age, on respectful relationships, including protective factors to prevent domestic and family violence.

Through an initial $15 000 funding allocation from Council to NAPCAN, training in ‘Love Bites’ education will now be rolled out in 2016 to 400 year 10 students at the Balmain and Leichhardt campuses of Sydney Secondary College, with staff from local organisations trained as facilitators.

Council is working with NACPAN to see every child and young person in our local area is provided healthy relationships training - through child care centre’s, primary and high schools, churches and sports clubs.

NAPCAN has recently established a partnership with Western Sydney University to develop an evaluation framework to guide the continuous improvement of their programming.

Ashfield and Marrickville Councils have agreed to participate in the partnership with Leichhardt Council and NAPCAN to take whole of community action to end domestic and family violence.

We have recently developed the below artwork for round two of Council’s Speak Out against domestic and family violence campaign.

Get Involved!

Tell us how you would like to be involved. Contact Tara Day-Williams, or 9367 9184

Background to Speak Out

Background information on round one of the Speak Out campaign can be found here


Speak Out

Speak Out poster

Background to Speak Out

Round one of Council’s Speak Out campaign prominently displayed anti-violence messages on Council's garbage trucks and other industrial vehicles.

Our garbos say no to domestic violence

Speak out garbage truck message 

Further Information

Please contact Council’s Community Projects Officer, Nikki Robinson for further information on