Risk assessment in the context of intimate partner violence - South Island


  • Nelson – 9 March 2023.
  • Invercargill – 28 March 2023.
  • Dunedin - 29 March 2023.
  • Christchurch – 3 April 2023.
  • Blenheim – 5 April 2023.



9:15am - 3pm


  • Nelson – Kōtuku Room, Pūtangitangi Greenmeadows Centre, Main Road Stoke, Nelson.
  • Invercargill – Legends Lounge 1, ILT Stadium Southland, 18 Surrey Park Road, Invercargill.
  • Dunedin - Second Floor Function Room, Forbury Park Trotting Club, 146 Victoria Road, St Kilda, Dunedin.
  • Christchurch – Piharau Room, Te Hapua, Halswell Centre, 341 Halswell Road, Halswell, Christchurch.
  • Blenheim – Connect Blenheim, 8 Beaver Road, Blenheim 7201.


Organised by

Rob Veale Ltd


$75 - Government departments, DHB and PHO staff and other professionals: $75 - NGOs, community agencies and other not for profit organisations

Research suggests that family violence homicides are the most predictable of all homicides. They don’t happen out of the blue and therefore present the greatest opportunity for prevention.

Professionals engaging with people affected by family violence should understand the dynamics, scope and practicalities associated with both risk assessment as part of the safety planning process. While it is critical to ensure the ‘voice and experiences’ of the victim is integrated into the safety planning process, practitioners must also apply their expertise to identify and understand escalating risks of serious harm and potentially death.

By the end of this workshop participants will be able to:

  • Recognise the importance of risk assessment as part of the safety planning process
  • Consider some of the types of risk assessment tools used in the context of IPV
  • Understand and describe common risk markers associated with family violence and serious harm
  • Be aware of stalking as a high risk marker of serious harm in the context of IPV
  • Be able to apply their understanding of risk assessment to workshop scenarios (note: details of actual cases will be presented in this session).


Rob Veale has worked in the family violence sector for over 30 years. His work in this area was recognised in the New Year Honours list in 2006. He shares his extensive experience from Police, an inaugural member of the New Zealand Family Violence Death Review Committee, international experience with NZAID and health experience through his role as the Violence Intervention Programme Coordinator for CCDHB.

Rob has developed and delivered training to many groups throughout New Zealand and the Pacific on a range of family violence-related topics. 

Contact the organiser about workshops in other locations.

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