Summary Report: Impact of COVID-19 on Women and Children Experiencing DFV and Frontline DFV Services

Women’s Safety NSW has undertaken a survey of frontline workers, Coordinators and service providers to ascertain how the COVID-19 outbreak is affecting Domestic and Family Violence (DFV) responses in NSW and to request feedback on what urgent measures are needed to effectively respond to the crisis at this time.

This report summarises the findings of this survey which has been completed by 80 frontline workers (73) and service providers (7) in metropolitan, regional and rural locations right across NSW, including WDVCAS workers, Aboriginal Specialist Workers, Multicultural Specialist Workers, Safety Action Meeting Coordinators, Court Advocates, Information and Referral Officers, Family Advocacy Support Service workers, case workers, Staying Home Leaving Violence workers, counsellors, women’s refuge and accommodation support workers, women’s health centre workers, outreach workers, Managers and CEOs.

Download full report HERE.