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Increased representation in Government Policy

The Emergency Management Manual of Victoria (EMMV) Part 4 includes the VCC Emergencies Ministry (VCC EM). This manual is the State Government policy on Disaster Management. As part of a review of the EMMV in 2011, the role description for the VCC EM was adjusted and now more accurately reflects the work of the program.

The Victorian Emergency Relief Handbook was also been reviewed in 2011. Again, the VCC EM was asked to have input into this process adding Emotional Spiritual Care to the document. For the first time in Victorian Disaster Management history, Emotional Spiritual Care has been defned in Government policy and the VCC EM were instrumental in making this happen. This ensures the ongoing great work of the faith community in supporting disaster and trauma affected people in Victoria.