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Definition of family and domestic violence
Relationship to Defining the data challenge for family, domestic and sexual violence (cat. no. 4529.0)
Family and domestic violence related content (data items collected)
Scope / Target population
Data availability / Dissemination
Other directory data sources held by this agency
SURVEY OF FAMILY RELATIONSHIP SERVICE CLIENTS AUSTRALIA, 2009 (2013 provider updates not received)
|Collection type||Geographic coverage||Frequency||Data availability |
- Detailed publication/report publicly available
|To measure the extent of violence within Family Relationship Service Providers client population and client reports of response to violence. |
DEFINITION OF FAMILY AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
|The survey sought to explore the extent to which the new and expanded services have contributed to the core policy objectives of the reforms and explored the following broad research questions: |
- Has attending the service helped clients to build strong, healthy relationships?
- For those parents who have separated, has attending the service helped to encourage greater involvement by both parents in their children’s lives?
- Has attending the service helped separating parents agree on parenting arrangements for their children?
- How easy or difficult was it to access the service (including referral pathways)?
RELATIONSHIP TO DEFINING THE DATA CHALLENGE FOR FAMILY, DOMESTIC AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE (cat. no. 4529.0)
|Family and Domestic Violence is defined in this survey by the following question:|
“Before you went to the [service] did [your current partner/ex-partner/the family member you went to the [service] about/ your grandchild’s/ grandchildren’s parents] ever:
- try to control you by either preventing you from contacting friends and family or preventing you from using a car or having knowledge about or access to family money;
- threaten to harm you, themselves or others (including pets);
- seriously put you down or insult you; or
- physically hurt you.”
Family and domestic violence is also operationally defined by clients of Specialised Family Violence Services as these Services provide counselling and support for families who are experiencing, or are at risk of, violence.
Aspects of family and domestic violence captured by the data are:
- physical abuse;
- psychological /emotional abuse;
- verbal abuse;
- economic abuse;
- social abuse; and
- property damage.
The summary table below is designed to indicate the amount of information available for each of the six elements outlined in Defining the Data Challenge for Family, Domestic and Sexual Violence, 2013
(cat. no. 4529.0).This is a subjective assessment made by the ABS about the data collected and is not an indication of data quality.
FAMILY AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RELATED CONTENT (data items collected)
The following tables provide a detailed analysis of the availability of specified data elements in the data source. The data items have been grouped into four counting units:
3. Incident/Event; and
Tables are absent from the entry in cases where the data source contains no data items which relate to the particular counting unit/s.
This data source does not contain any data items relevant to this counting unit.
 Respondent is the person who used the Family Relationship Service and may or may not have experienced family and domestic violence.Incident/event
 Service type person is responding about only. COLLECTION METHODOLOGY
|The Survey of Family Relationship Service Provider Clients 2009 was undertaken during September and October 2009. Clients who had attended services between January 2008 and April 2009 and had agreed to be contacted by the service provider for research purposes were invited to complete the survey online or via a telephone interview. 17.6% of respondents were interviewed by telephone. |
Respondents were selected using a stratified random sample within most service types, but clients who attended more than 1 service type were sampled into the service they attended that had the smallest number of clients.
|Family Relationship Service Program Clients attending Services from January 2008 to April 2009 who agreed to be recontacted by their services for research purposes.|
DATA AVAILABILITY / DISSEMINATION
|Clients had to have consented to be contacted. Service providers excluded clients where there were safety concerns.|
Evaluation of the 2006 Law Reforms
|Data are reported in the report Evaluation of the 2006 Family Law Reforms.|
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OTHER DIRECTORY DATA SOURCES HELD BY THIS AGENCY
Australian Temperament Project (ATP)
Evaluation of the 2006 Family Law Reforms Legislation and Courts Project, Australia
Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC)
Longitudinal Study of Separated Families (LSSF)