We recognise that no one single initiative can achieve our goals. That’s why we’re targeting the drivers of sexual harm with evidenced-based strategies to prevent it occurring in the first instance.
The Changing the Course framework is underpinned by three principles:
- Primary prevention: to prevent sexual harm from occurring in the first place.
- Secondary prevention: to change the trajectory for individuals at higher-than-average risk of perpetrating or experiencing violence.
- Tertiary prevention: to respond after sexual harm has occurred to minimise impacts, prevent re-occurrence and ensure perpetrator accountability.
The framework was developed in 2017 and aims to build and maintain a culture of inclusion and respect through leadership actions, policies, services and facilities, communications, events and training. Several important actions have already been completed.