INFORMATION UNIT - 'EVENT' DATA ITEMS
This section identifies and describes the key data items that help inform the nature of a family, domestic and sexual violence event information unit. It also provides general guidelines for collecting this information and includes references to existing data collection standards, where these exist. These data items can be adopted to ensure consistency of data collected by administrators across a range of organisations.
There are numerous benefits to collecting this information including:
§ highlighting how, when and where violence is experienced;
§ improved understanding about prevalence of family, domestic and sexual violence in Australia;
§ identifying the types of violence that are experienced;
§ improving service delivery;
§ identifying the types of relationships; and
§ enhancing education programs and initiatives aimed at prevention.
The data items recommended for collection about an ‘event’ of family, domestic and sexual violence are outlined in Diagram 5.
Diagram 5: Data Items required for the ‘event’ information unit
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