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Contents >> DV Line, New South Wales

DV LINE, NEW SOUTH WALES


DASHBOARD METADATA
Geographic CoverageFrequencyData Availability
National
New South Wales
Victoria
Queensland
Western Australia
South Australia
Tasmania
ACT
Northern Territory
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: New South Wales Department of Family and Community Services (FACS)

Contact: Michelle Jeuken, Executive Director Corporate Information, FACS

Address: Level 2, 55 Clarence Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000

Telephone: 02 9248 0912

Facsimile: n/a

Email: Michelle.Jeuken@dhs.nsw.gov.au

Internet: http://www.humanservices.nsw.gov.au

Publications

http://www.humanservices.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0019/233416/6._Community_Services.pdf

Purpose

This database records the number of calls to the DV Line and information about callers and/or victims of domestic violence. Information is used primarily for reporting purposes.

Description

DV Line provides telephone counselling, information and referrals for people who are experiencing or have experienced domestic violence. The DV Line is a service for women and gay men experiencing domestic violence from past and present intimate partner(s).

Collection Type

Administrative by-product

Family and Domestic Violence related content (data items collected)

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

Postcode
Other
Personal data items
Services used / referrals to services
counselling
legal
financial
housing

crisis
other







Medical; Police
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

Number of children victim has;
Type of violence
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


Gun; Knife; Other 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

No formal definition of Family and Domestic Violence is used. Callers self-identify as needing the counselling/information/advocacy services provided by the DV Line. This database is solely for capturing information about Family and Domestic Violence.

    Aspects of FDV captured by the data are:
    • Physical abuse
    • Sexual abuse
    • Psychological / emotional abuse
    • Verbal abuse
    • Economic abuse
    • Social abuse

    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

    This database records the number of calls to the DV Line and information about callers and/or victims of Domestic Violence. Caseworkers at the DV Line enter information into the database based on the information gathered during the telephone call.

    Each caseworker records the information about the calls they receive in an SPSS file. All SPSS files are then collated for reporting purposes.

    Scope / target population

    This database captures the number of calls to the DV Line. A call is a record of communication to the DV Line regarding a person, with or without children, who is experiencing or has experienced domestic violence and is requesting assistance, information about domestic violence or other information.

    Coverage

    n/a

    Geographic coverage and disaggregation

    New South Wales - postcode recorded

    Data available for:
    New South Wales
    Community Services Regions

    Frequency / Timing

    Updated continually
    Annual publication

    Collection history

    Collection commenced: 1999

    Breaks in series: no

    Other details: n/a

    Data availability / Dissemination

    Limited aggregated information is published in the Annual Report.
    Additional data may be provided free on request. See guidelines attached:
    http://www.community.nsw.gov.au/docswr/_assets/main/lib100044/statistical_services_guidelines.pdf

    Other data sources held by this agency

    KiDS (Key Information and Directory System) New South Wales


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

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