Purpose The rates of family and domestic violence (FDV) remain significantly high in Australia, and to address this, we need to ensure that victim-survivors of FDV are at the centre of these efforts. The research objective was to determine priority issues for future research and policy in FDV as determined by victim-survivors of FDV, providers of FDV services and informal support people.
Methods A survey was made available online and a recruitment email sent out to FDV service providers, victim-survivor support groups and professional networks for the survey recruitment of victim-survivors, informal support people and workers within FDV services. Survey questions asked for demographic information and an open-ended question to identify priority issues for research and translation in FDV. It was completed by 150 respondents in Western Australia with 70% identifying as victim-survivors and heavily biased towards women (94%). Qualitative content analysis was utilised to code participant responses into themed areas.
Results A range of priority areas were identified for research and translation including non-physical abuse, justice system reforms, accommodation, mental health of victim-survivors, children's health and wellbeing, education and prevention and perpetrator accountability.
Conclusions Victim-survivors, FDV service providers and informal support people identified a number of priority issues for research and translation into policy and practice. It is essential that victim-survivors are given opportunities to provide their views, knowledge and recommendations to develop research agendas, policy, practice and strategies aimed at reducing FDV in the community.