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4533.0 - Directory of Family and Domestic Violence Statistics, 2011  
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Contents >> Child Protection Notifications, Investigations and Substantiations collection, Australia

CHILD PROTECTION NOTIFICATIONS, INVESTIGATIONS AND SUBSTANTIATIONS COLLECTION, AUSTRALIA


DASHBOARD METADATA
Geographic CoverageFrequencyData Availability
National
New South Wales
Victoria
Queensland
Western Australia
South Australia
Tasmania
Northern Territory
ACT
Regional
LGA
ASGC Remoteness
Other
More than annual
Annual
2-4 yearly
Less than 5 yearly
Once only
Ad hoc
Detailed publication / report publicly available
Data cubes / spreadsheets publicly available
Agency annual report
Customised data - free upon request1
Customised data - charged consultancy1
Not published - may be available on request1
Not publicly available
[1] May be subject to release conditions

DETAILED METADATA

Contact

Data custodian: The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)

Contact: Child and Youth Welfare Unit

Address: GPO Box 570, Canberra, ACT, 2601

Telephone: 02 6244 1270

Facsimile: n/a

Email: childyouth@aihw.gov.au

Internet: http://www.aihw.gov.au

Publications

Latest release is Child Protection Australia 2009-10 and can be downloaded free from: http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/index.cfm/title/10859
Printed copies can be purchased via the website. Latest version is Child Protection Australia 2009–10, ISBN 978 1 74249 103 5

Purpose

To collate State/Territory administrative data into a consistent national-level database, to allow reporting on child protection services/activities.

Description

This collection provides detailed statistical information on state and territory child protection and support services and some of the characteristics of the children within these systems.

Collection Type

Administrative census

Family and Domestic Violence related content (data items collected)

Data Item
Victim1
Secondary victim
Offender
Demographics
Age
Sex
Indigenous Status
Disability
Country of Birth
Language spoken
Employment
Education
Income
Geography
Other

Family unit
Personal data item
Services used / referrals to services
counselling
legal
financial
housing

crisis
other






Source of referral to child protection agency
Health factors
pregnancy
alcohol use / substance use
mental illness
FDV-related perceptions
satisfaction with police response
seriousness/ regarded as criminal
whether problem in neighbourhood
feelings of safety / fear
Prior history of victimisation / offending
Known outcomes
application for violence order
violence order issued

offender charged
offender went to court
offender found guilty
offender sentence type
child protection involvement
time off work / economic costs
medical treatment received / type
changed routine
other

Other personal data items

Type of abuse
1 Child in protection is the primary victim in this collection.

Data Item
Incident
Location
home
workplace
school/place of education/institution
public place
other
Relationship between parties
married/de facto spouse
current / former partner/boyfriend/girlfriend
parent-child
sibling
other member of household
other relatives
relationships of personal or financial dependency
Weapon use
type of weapon
Alcohol involved
Substance use involved

Physical injury sustained
type of injury
Reported to police
reasons for not reporting
Other


Definition of Family and Domestic Violence

There is no formal definition of FDV used in this collection.

    Aspects of FDV captured in the data are:
      • Physical abuse
      • Sexual abuse
      • Psychological / Emotional abuse
      • Verbal abuse
      • Neglect

    Relationship to Conceptual Framework for Family and Domestic Violence (Cat. No. 4529.0)

    Conceptual Framework Element / Sub-element
    Amount of Information Available
    None
    Some
    Detailed
    Context
    Environmental Factors
    Individual pyscho-social factors
    Risk
    Community prevalence
    Community incidence
    Understandings and acknowledgments of risk and safety
    Incident
    Responses
    Informal responses
    Formal system responses
    Impacts/Outcomes
    Programs, Research & Evaluation

    Collection methodology

    Administrative data from state/territory departments is collected using nationally agreed data specifications. This collection captures reported child abuse/neglect.

    In Australia, child protection is a state and territory government responsibility, and there are significant differences in how each deals with and reports child protection issues. Statistical comparisons between states and territories should therefore be treated with caution.

    Scope / target population

    All children under the age of 18 years who are involved in state/territory statutory child protection services.

    Coverage

    Only child protection matters that were notified to state and territory child protection and support services are included in this national collection. Notifications made to other organisations, such as the police or non-government welfare agencies, are included only if these notifications were also referred to state and territory departments responsible for child protection and support services.

    Geographic coverage and disaggregation

    National

    Data available for:
    Australia
    State/Territory (all)

    Frequency / Timing

    Annual

    Collection history

    Collection commenced: 1991-1992

    Breaks in series: yes - changes to policy/practice over time limit the comparability of trend data.

    Other details: n/a

    Data availability / Dissemination

    Annual reports are usually published in late January each year. Additional data may be available on request as a paid consultancy.

    Other data sources held by this agency

    National Drug Strategy Household Survey (NDSHS)
    National Hospital Morbidity Database (NHMD)
    Supported Accommodation Assistance Program (SAAP) National Data Collection

    Has this data source changed?
    Contact the ABS to report updates or corrections to the information above.

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