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Victorian Family Violence Workforce Census

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26/11/2019

The census is an opportunity for workers to highlight key issues related to family violence that they face in the course of their work. It’s for any worker who may come into contact with people who have experienced or perpetrators of family violence.

We are promoting this census to all Disability Services organisations to ask for their support in promoting the Family Violence Workforce Census. Staff can complete the census here

What is the census?
The Royal Commission into Family Violence identified industry planning and workforce development as a critical reform enabler. As part of this work, Family Safety Victoria undertook its first-ever Family Violence Workforce Census in 2017 and received more than 11,000 responses. You can learn more about the 2017 census data here

The findings aim to build a deeper understanding about the different workforces that intersect with family violence to ensure that you are supported to respond to women and children experiencing family violence and that there is a no wrong door for victims who need help or advice. 

The census will take no more than 15-20 minutes to complete and is anonymous, with data de-identified. 

There is a separate census for family violence and primary prevention workers and you will be asked some initial questions to make sure you are led to the most relevant survey for you.

In the survey, your role will be referred to as ‘your role in the broader workforce that intersects with family violence’.

Contact information
Fiona Still, State Manager VIC, 03 8341 4312,