National survey of domestic violence and sexual assault workforces

Project Status: Current
People Involved: Natasha Cortis, kylie valentine
Research Areas: Families & Communities
Funding Agency: Australian Government Department of Social Services
Partners / Collaborators: Gendered Violence Research NetworkCurtin University

The Social Policy Research Centre is working with the Gendered Violence Research Network at UNSW Sydney and Curtin University to design, conduct and analyse a national survey of the domestic violence and sexual assault workforces. The project will produce detailed knowledge about the characteristics of frontline employees working with victims and perpetrators of domestic and family violence and sexual assault, including their skills and skill development needs, and ways service quality and sustainability can be improved. The results will enhance the capacity of service systems to achieve the objectives of Australia’s National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010-2022.

Publications

National survey of workers in the domestic, family and sexual violence sectors - Final report (PDF)

National survey of workers in the domestic, family and sexual violence sectors - Final report (Word)