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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.
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).
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 family and domestic violence captured by 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.
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.
DATA AVAILABILITY / DISSEMINATION
Limited aggregated information is published in the Annual Report.
Additional data may be provided free on request. See guidelines.
Collection commenced: 1999
Break in series: no
Other details: n/a
OTHER DIRECTORY DATA SOURCES HELD BY THIS AGENCY
KiDS (Key Information and Directory System) New South Wales
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