Survey about DV during COVID-19

29 July, 2020

Impact of COVID-19 on Domestic and Family Violence & Front Line Workers
QUT Ethics Approval Number: 2000000404
A team of researchers from the QUT Centre for Justice, Queensland University of Technology are inviting you to participate in a national survey which aims to assess the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on domestic and family violence and front-line workers and their clients in Australia. This includes a wide range of services in housing, NGO, family support and community services.

We know that domestic and family violence increases during and after disasters. During the COVID-19 pandemic, concerns were raised by the domestic and family violence sector about the vulnerability of victims/survivors, isolated and less able to access support (Allen-Ebrahiman 2020). Australian healthcare professionals also predicted an ‘impending increase’ in cases (Hegarty & Tarzia 2020). We are conducting this nation-wide survey of workers in the field to assess what impacts COVID-19 had on their services, and their clients. As a professional in the field your views are valuable and we are asking you to participate in this nation wide survey (QUT ethics approval number 2000000404).

You are invited to participate in this survey if you work or volunteer in any sector in Australia that intersects with adult or child victims/survivors of domestic and family violence or perpetrators of domestic and family violence.

The survey should take around 10 minutes and asks you questions about your background. The remainder of the survey is designed to capture the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on your work.

This survey is voluntary. A refusal to participate will in no way disadvantage your relationship with QUT or the project researchers. You can withdraw from the study prior to submitting your responses and any incomplete surveys will not be included in the final data set.

This survey is anonymous. No individually identifying information is required in any of the responses or recorded by the survey instrument. Any data collected as part of this research project will be stored securely as per QUT’s Management of research data policy

There are no risks beyond normal day-to-day living associated with your participation in this research project. It will not focus on personal information. It should be noted that if you do agree to participate you can withdraw from participation in the research project without comment or penalty prior to submitting your answers.

Follow this link to the Survey:
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