Family Violence Workforce Census extended

If you work in family violence or primary prevention in Victoria you now have more time to be counted and have your say in the Family Violence Workforce Census.

The census has been extended to give you more time to share your experiences, views and opinions and help shape the future of Victoria’s family violence workforces.

Your feedback will help build on what is already known to increase the capabilities of all Victorian workforces to identify, respond to and prevent family violence and make sure there is no wrong door for victim-survivors.

The census findings will also inform critical work to improve staff health and wellbeing, recruitment and retention, renumeration and employment opportunities and pathways.

The census can be filled out here:

The Royal Commission into Family Violence highlighted the lack of detailed knowledge and essential workforce data about family violence in Victoria.

The first census in 2017 provided a significant evidence base for the development of Building from Strength: 10-Year Industry Plan for Family Violence Prevention and Response

and informed workforce planning across government departments and peak bodies.

The census is being led by Family Safety Victoria in consultation with peak bodies and member agencies in the family violence sector who helped develop the questions.

There is a separate census for staff in broader workforces who sometimes come into contact with people experiencing family violence or perpetrators.

The census will take no more than 20 minutes to complete and is anonymous, with data deidentified.

Please be aware that you will be asked some initial questions to make sure that you are led to the most relevant survey for you.