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Truth is, the abuse never stopped

Adult insights on the support they received when impacted by childhood domestic and family violence: Barnardos Australia Survey 2022
Family violence Victims of family violence Violence against children Australia

In December 2021, Barnardos Australia, in partnership with Urbis, an interdisciplinary consulting firm with expertise in planning and research, conducted a national online survey of adult survivors of childhood domestic and family violence.

The survey link was distributed by Barnardos using a mix of traditional and social media. Over 450 industry organisations Australia wide were contacted via email to share the survey with their networks and communities. The survey was announced to over 300,000 Australians nationwide through radio news broadcasts. Barnardos also communicated via owned media channels such as their website, social media and emails to recruit participants.

The survey was in the field from 2 November to 20 December 2021. During that time 149 participants aged 18 and over submitted a response. Urbis undertook statistical analysis of the data collected.

The primary purpose of this research project has been to consult adult victim survivors who experienced domestic and family violence in their childhood or youth, so that we can better understand their situation and support needs at that time.

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