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To record information about clients who access government funded specialist homelessness services.
This collection provides an overview of assistance given by government funded specialist homelessness agencies. National reports collected monthly and published on a financial year basis, including state and territory results.
DEFINITION OF FAMILY AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE:
'Domestic/family violence' is defined as 'physical or emotional abuse inflicted on the client by a family member'.
Aspects of family and domestic violence captured in the data are:
RELATIONSHIP TO DEFINING THE DATA CHALLENGE FOR FAMILY, DOMESTIC AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE (cat. no. 4529.0)
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.
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.
Please note: This data source does not contain any data items relevant to this counting unit.
 Status immediately before and after seeking assistance is recorded.
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 Where recorded as a reason for seeking accommodation assistance.
The AIHW collects unit record data from all government funded specialist homelessness services about clients for whom they provide services. Data are recorded by service providers (agencies) each month for the period during which the agency provides services to the client. Some data items require informed consent from the client to collect.
All people who access government funded specialist homelessness services.
The 2011–12 Client Collection achieved a national agency participation rate of 90%. Across Australia, consent and valid statistical linkage keys were obtained from clients in 90% and 93% of records, respectively.
DATA AVAILABILITY / DISSEMINATION
Detailed publications and annual reports are produced. Additional data are available on request as a paid consultancy.
Release of data must conform with the Privacy Act 1988 and the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Act 1987. Data will not be released that may be used to identify an individual.
Specialist Homelessness Services, 2011–12 Annual Report.
Specialist Homelessness Services Collection: July – December 2012.
Collection commenced: 2011–12
Break in series: No
Other details: n/a
OTHER DIRECTORY DATA SOURCES HELD BY THIS AGENCY
Child Protection National Minimum Data Set
National Drug Strategy Household Survey (NDSHS)
National Hospital Morbidity Database (NHMD)
Supported Accommodation Assistance Program (SAAP) National Data Collection (1996–97 to 2010–11)
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