Counselling Centres for the Violence Against Women
Data available on
- Marital status
Place of residence; contact details; date of birth; employment status; education level; previous employment; years of employment; unemployment card; years unemployment; economic status; number of children (gender and age); pregnant, single parent; immigrant; refugee; asylum seeker; health problems; social security plan; Professional status; Educational level; Financial status; Health status
Relationship with perpetrator
Intimate partner; spouse; father; mother; brother(s) or sister(s); child(ren); other
Repeatedly suffering from GBV
- Marital status
Migration status; refugee; asylum seeker; employment status; employment; education level; economic status; health problems; substance use (alcohol, drugs, psychotropic drugs); Professional status; Educational level; Financial status; Health status
Relationship with victim
This means that it is recorded whether there exists a previous relationship between victim and offender (e.g. family, intimate partner) or not (stranger).
- Marital status
Relationship with victim/perpetrator
Incident description by witness
Children witnessing IPV incident
Code system used
- No codes used
Description of incident
- Type of violence
Start of abuse, duration of abuse, type and duration of the relationship with the perpetrator, forms and type of abuse, injuries related to the incident (physical, psychological, sexual), medical treatment required, social protection/support required, previous violent incidents, health problems of the victim as a result of abuse, substance use by the victim, existence of violence in the family of the perpetrator/ victim, neglect/ abandonment of perpetrator/ victim in childhood, bring the perpetrator/ victim in environments with strict principles.
Data is collected about protection orders (non-molestation orders; occupation orders).
Civil justice data
Data is collected about divorce; separation; custody; maintenance; contact; restriction orders; and temporary orders.
Incident respond resources
- Human resources
- Financial resources
- Other resources
Resources could be calculated in proportion to the calls they receive. The calls relating to VAW is 8% of the total calls. Therefore the human and financial resources may be calculated in proportion (the help line is not focused specifically on VAW but it is a crisis intervention line in general).
This administrative data source does not collect information on Prosecution process
N. of cases resulting in arrest
List of offenses
Death as result of incident
Data is collected about: 1. trial or not the complaint. If Yes: which penalty? If No: why not adjudicated.
- In paper form
- Electronically (single files)
- Electronically (database)
Frequency of updating
Quality assurance process
There is no formal quality assurance process, but the personnel involved is experienced and educated. The data is illustrating the operation of the centres and it is based on the victim’s narrative. The narrative is converted to data on the spot and there is no another observer.
- Over time
The data is not timely because the victims report to the centres, when they decide to seek help and not necessarily when the violent incident occurs. The recording in the database is immediate.
Establishment of a working group about the creation of a web database which will be uniform for all the network services of the GSGE (Help Line; Counselling Centres and Shelters). This procedure is in process.
Relation with third parties