4533.0 - Directory of Family and Domestic Violence Statistics, 2013  
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Contact details
Purpose
Description
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)
Collection methodology
Scope / Target population
Coverage
Data availability / Dissemination
Publications
Collection history
Other directory data sources held by this agency

CHILD PROTECTION NATIONAL MINIMUM DATASET

DASHBOARD METADATA

Collection typeGeographical coverageFrequency Data availability
  • Administrative by-product
  • National
  • State/territory (all)
  • Annual
  • Detailed publication/report publicly available
  • Customised data - charged consultancy 1
[1] May be subject to release conditions


DETAILED METADATA

Contact details

Data custodianThe Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)
Contact Child Welfare and Prisoner Health Unit
AddressGPO Box 570, Canberra, ACT, 2601
Telephone02 6244 1270
Facsimile n/a
Emailchild.protection@aihw.gov.au
Internethttp://www.aihw.gov.au/child-protection/
Source web link http://www.aihw.gov.au/child-protection-publications/
PURPOSE

To collate state/territory administrative data into a consistent national-level database, to allow reporting on child protection services/activities.

DESCRIPTION

This collection provides detailed statistical information on state and territory child protection and support services and some of the characteristics of the children within these systems.

DEFINITION OF FAMILY AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

There is no formal definition of family and domestic violence used in this collection. Aspects of family and domestic violence captured by the data are:
  • physical abuse;
  • sexual abuse;
  • psychological/emotional abuse;
  • verbal abuse; and
  • neglect.


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.

Conceptual Framework
Amount of Information Available
Element/Sub–element
Some
Detailed
Context
Environmental factors
Psycho-social factors
Risk
Community prevalence
Community incidence
Incident/event
Responses
Formal responses
Informal responses
Impacts/Outcomes
Programs, Research & Evaluation

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:
1. Context;
2. Person;
3. Incident/Event; and
4. Transaction.

Tables are absent from the entry in cases where the data source contains no data items which relate to particular counting unit/s.

Context

Please note: This data source does not contain any data items relevant to this counting unit.

Person

Data Items
Victim 1
Perpetrator
Secondary
Residential location
Age
Sex
Indigenous status
Disability status
Country of birth
Language spoken
Employment status
Education
Income
Socio-economic status
Mental illness
Other: (Family unit)
[1] Child in protection is the primary victim in this collection. Incident/event

Data Items
Available
Location of incident/event
Residential location
Workplace
Educational institution
Public Place
Other Location
Relationship between parties
Current partner
Previous partner
Boyfriend/girlfriend/date
Parent
Child
Sibling
Other relatives
Other member of household
Personal/financial dependency
Other
Other Characteristics
Weapon used
Type of weapon
Physical injury sustained
Type of injury sustained
Pregnancy
Alcohol/substance use
Prior history of victimisation/offending
Change to routine
Time off work/economic costs
Perceptions of behaviour as criminal
Other (type of abuse)

Transaction

Data Items
Available
Detection
Reported to police
Reasons not reported to police
Satisfaction with police response
Application for violence order
Violence order issued
Offender charged
Offender went to court
Offender sentence type
Child protection involvement
Formal support
Services used/ referrals to services
Medical treatment/type
Counselling
Legal
Financial
Housing/accommodation
Crisis
Other: (source of referral to child protection agency)
Informal Support
Family/friends
Minister/priest
Telephone service
Other

COLLECTION METHODOLOGY

Administrative data from state/territory departments is collected using nationally agreed data specifications. This collection captures reported child abuse/ neglect.
In Australia, child protection is a state and territory government responsibility, and there are significant differences in how each deals with and reports child protection issues. Statistical comparisons between states and territories should therefore be treated with caution.

SCOPE / TARGET POPULATION

All children under the age of 18 years who are involved in state/territory statutory child protection services.

COVERAGE

Only child protection matters that were notified to state and territory child protection and support services are included in this national collection. Notifications made to other organisations, such as the police or non-government welfare agencies, are included only if these notifications were also referred to state and territory departments responsible for child protection and support services.

DATA AVAILABILITY / DISSEMINATION

Annual reports are usually published during the first half of each calendar year. Additional data may be available on request as a paid consultancy

PUBLICATIONS

Child Protection Australia (annual release) can be downloaded for free from:
http://www.aihw.gov.au/child-protection-publications/

Printed copies can be purchased via the website. Latest version is Child Protection Australia 2011–12 ISBN 978-1-74249-404-3.

COLLECTION HISTORY

Collection commenced: 1991-1992

Breaks in series: yes - changes to policy/practice over time limit the comparability of trend data. The move to a new unit-record level data collection in 2013 may also affect comparability over time.

Other details: From 1991–92 to 2011–12, the data collection operated on an aggregate basis—that is, each state/territory supplied data in aggregated table format direct to AIHW. From 1 July 2013, the collection has been conducted at unit-record level, with each state/territory to supply data in relation to 2012–13 financial years onwards in unit record format (i.e. child level data).

OTHER DIRECTORY DATA SOURCES HELD BY THIS AGENCY

National Drug Strategy Household Survey (NDSHS)
National Hospital Morbidity Database (NHMD)
Supported Accommodation Assistance Program (SAAP) National Data Collection