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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
CHILD PROTECTION NATIONAL MINIMUM DATASET
 May be subject to release conditions
|Collection type||Geographical coverage||Frequency ||Data availability |
- Administrative by-product
- State/territory (all)
- Detailed publication/report publicly available
- Customised data - charged consultancy 1
To collate state/territory administrative data into a consistent national-level database, to allow reporting on child protection services/activities.
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:
RELATIONSHIP TO DEFINING THE DATA CHALLENGE FOR FAMILY, DOMESTIC AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE (cat. no. 4529.0)
- physical abuse;
- sexual abuse;
- psychological/emotional abuse;
- verbal abuse; and
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)
 Child in protection is the primary victim in this collection. Incident/event
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 particular counting unit/s.
Please note: This data source does not contain any data items relevant to this counting unit.
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.
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
Child Protection Australia (annual release) can be downloaded for free from:
Printed copies can be purchased via the website. Latest version is Child Protection Australia 2011–12 ISBN 978-1-74249-404-3.
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