Allegations of family violence and child abuse in family law children's proceedings

A pre-reform exploratory study
Research Report No. 15 – May 2007

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Appendix C: Case summary for each category in the typology

This appendix presents a summary of each case in the study for each category of the violence allegation typology. Cases containing allegations from the general population sample are presented first, followed by cases containing allegations from the judicial determination sample.

General population

Category A

Case number withheld: Allegations of child abuse

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent hit a child with an object, but no outcomes were stated. The respondent alleged that the applicant was an illicit substance user.

Case number withheld: Allegations of child abuse

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent threatened the child (unspecified), but no outcomes were stated. The respondent made no allegations.

Case number withheld: Allegations of both family violence and child abuse

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent harmed herself on one occasion, and that she threatened the children. No outcomes were specified and no allegations were made by the respondent.

Case number withheld: Allegations of child abuse

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent physically pushed a child. No outcomes were specified and no allegations were made by the respondent.

Case number withheld: Allegations of family violence

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent was physically violent on three occasions, one in which he threw an object. She also alleged that the respondent was an illicit substance user. Further, the applicant alleged that the respondent was verbally abusive on one occasion and made a threat on one occasion. No outcomes were specified and no allegations were made by the respondent.

Case number withheld: Allegations of family violence

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent was physically violent on two occasions, and was verbally abusive (frequency unspecified). She also alleged that the applicant threatened her and was a substance abuser. The applicant reported that physical and verbal abuse caused estrangement from the perpetrator, and that the threat caused emotional disturbance/upset. No allegations were made by the respondent.

Case number withheld: Allegations of family violence

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent was verbally abusive 5-9 times over a period of more than 12 months. She also reported that the respondent threw an object on 7-11 occasions. No outcomes were stated. The respondent alleged that the applicant had a mental illness.

Case number withheld: Allegations of family violence

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent was physically violent (frequency not specified). No outcomes were stated and no allegations were made by the respondent.

Case number withheld: Allegations of family violence

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent was physically abusive in 1-4 instances. No outcomes were stated and no allegations were made by the respondent.

Case number withheld: Allegations of both family violence and child abuse

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent was physically abusive to both herself and the children for a period of less than one month. She also alleged that the respondent was mentally ill and had harmed himself on one occasion. No outcomes were stated and no allegations were made by the respondent.

Case number withheld: Allegations of family violence

In this case, the respondent alleged that the applicant was aggressive and manipulating. No frequency was specified, no outcomes were stated, and no allegations were made by the applicant.

Case number withheld: Allegations of family violence

In this case, the respondent alleged that the applicant was verbally abusive. No frequency was specified, no outcomes were stated, and no allegations were made by the applicant.

Case number withheld: Allegations of family violence

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent harmed himself on one occasion, resulting in cuts. No allegations were made by the respondent.

Case number withheld: Allegations of family violence

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent was verbally abusive on one occasion. No outcomes were stated. The respondent alleged that the applicant had been verbally abusive in 5-9 instances over a period of 7-12 months. No outcomes were specified.

Case number withheld: Allegations of family violence

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent was physically abusive on two occasions. No outcomes were stated and no allegations were made by the respondent.

Case number withheld: Allegations of family violence

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent was verbally abusive on one occasion, resulting in emotional disturbance/upset. The applicant also alleged that she had been threatened by the respondent (frequency not specified) and experienced additional abuse (type or frequency not specified). No allegations were made by the respondent.

Case number withheld: Allegations of family violence

In this case, the respondent alleged that the applicant was physically violent in 10+ instances over 12+ months, and caused property damage over a period of 12+ months. No allegations were made by the applicant.

Case number withheld: Allegations of family violence

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent was verbally abusive on 10+ occasions over 12+ months. She also alleged that the respondent had threatened to push her on one occasion. The outcomes of these events were emotional disturbance/upset and estrangement from the perpetrator. No allegations were made by the respondent.

Case number withheld: Allegations of family violence

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent was verbally abusive in 10+ instances, and that she had been pushed by a member of the respondent's family, resulting in emotional disturbance/upset. She also alleged that the respondent was a substance abuser. No allegations were made by the respondent.

Case number withheld: Allegations of family violence

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent was verbally abusive on 5-9 instances over 12+ months. The applicant also alleged illicit substance abuse by the respondent. The respondent alleged that the applicant was mentally ill, and that he engaged in substance abuse. No outcomes were stated.

Case number withheld: Allegations of family violence

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent harmed himself. The frequency and outcomes were not stated, and no allegations were made by the respondent.

Case number withheld: Allegations of family violence

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent caused property damage on one occasion, and was verbally abusive on 10+ occasions. The applicant also alleged that the respondent had a mental illness. The respondent alleged that the applicant pushed her on 10+ occasions, resulting in estrangement from the perpetrator.

Case number withheld: Allegations of family violence

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent was verbally abusive on 10+ occasions. No outcomes were specified and no allegations were made by the respondent.

Case number withheld: Allegations of family violence

In this case, the applicant alleged that they were pushed by the respondent on one occasion. The applicant also alleged that the respondent abused illicit substances. The respondent also alleged that the applicant abused illicit substances. No outcomes were stated.

Case number withheld: Allegations of family violence

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent's partner was physically abusive on two occasions. The applicant also alleged that the respondent's partner was verbally abusive on 5-9 occasions and threatened the applicant on one occasion, resulting in emotional disturbance/upset. The respondent alleged that the applicant was a substance abuser. No outcomes were stated by the respondent.

Case number withheld: Allegations of family violence

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent was verbally abusive on 10+ occasions over a period of less than one month. No outcomes were specified. The respondent alleged that the applicant was emotionally abusive on 10+ occasions over 4-6 months, resulting in emotional disturbance/upset.

Case number withheld: Allegations of child abuse

The respondent alleged that the applicant was verbally abusive to the children on 5-9 occasions, and had a mental illness. No outcomes were stated and no allegations were made by the applicant.

Category B

Case number withheld: Allegations of family violence

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent's partner threatened them on one occasion, resulting in apprehension/fear for self. The applicant also alleged that the respondent attempted self-harm on one occasion, and abused illicit substances.

In the same case, the respondent alleged that the applicant was also a substance abuser.

Case number withheld: Allegations of family violence

In this case, the respondent alleged that the applicant was verbally abusive on 5-9 occasions, resulting in apprehension/fear for self. There were no claims made by the applicant.

Case number withheld: Allegations of family violence and child abuse

In this case, the applicant made three different allegations against the respondent. Firstly, the applicant alleged that the respondent suffered from a mental illness, resulting in apprehension/fear for self over a period of 12+ months. Secondly, the applicant alleged emotional abuse of the children on 5-9 occasions, resulting in the children suffering emotional disturbance/upset. Thirdly, the applicant alleged child neglect, including the children not being fed or having proper clothing, and causing property damage over 4-6 months. The applicant also alleged that the respondent's partner was physically violent on four occasions, but no outcomes were specified. Finally, the applicant alleged that a third party caused property damage on two occasions. No allegations were made by the respondent.

Case number withheld: Allegations of child abuse

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent slapped the child on one occasion, resulting in bruises and a black eye. No allegations were made by the respondent.

Case number withheld: Allegations of family violence

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent hit a third party on one occasion, kicked/bit a third party on one occasion, and was physically violence towards her in 1-4 instances. She also alleged that the respondent was a substance abuser. No outcomes were stated and no allegations were made by the respondent.

Case number withheld: Allegations of family violence

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent threatened self-harm on one occasion, made an additional threat on one occasion, and was abusive on one occasion (not specified). No outcomes were stated. In addition, the applicant made four allegations of one-off physical violence directed at her by the respondent: one of being hit with an object, one of being kicked/bit, and two of being pushed. This physical violence resulted in emotional disturbance/upset. No allegations were made by the respondent.

Case number withheld: Allegations of both family violence and child abuse

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent was verbally abusive towards her on three occasions, and towards a third party on one occasion. The applicant also alleged that the respondent threatened her on one occasion, threatened the children on one occasion, and kicked/bit her on one occasion. No outcomes were specified and no allegations were made by the respondent.

Case number withheld: Allegations of both family violence and child abuse

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent pushed her 6-13 times over a period of 12+ months, resulting in apprehension/fear for self, and emotional disturbance/upset. The applicant also alleged that the respondent was verbally abusive on 5-9 occasions over a period of 12+ months, resulting in emotional disturbance/upset and estrangement from the perpetrator. Finally, the applicant alleged that the respondent was a substance abuser.

In the same case, the respondent alleged that the applicant was verbally abusive on 5-9 occasions and physically abusive on 5-9 occasions, both of which lead to estrangement from the perpetrator. The respondent also alleged that the applicant suffered from mental illness.

Case number withheld: Allegations of both family violence and child abuse

In this case, the respondent made six allegations against the applicant. Firstly, the respondent alleged that the applicant was verbally abusive towards both her and the children on 10+ occasions, resulting in apprehension and fear for self. Secondly, respondent alleged that the applicant pushed her on one occasion, and was emotionally abusive on 10+ occasions over 1-3 months, both of which resulted in emotional disturbance/upset and estrangement from the perpetrator. Thirdly, the respondent alleged that the applicant caused property damage on 5-9 occasions, and was a substance abuser. No allegations were made by the applicant.

Case number withheld: Allegations of family violence

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent was physically violent on one occasion, resulting in emotional disturbance/upset. No allegations were made by the respondent.

Case number withheld: Allegations of family violence

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent was physically and verbally abusive on 10+ occasions. The respondent alleged that the applicant suffered from a mental illness. No outcomes were stated by either party.

Case number withheld: Allegations of family violence

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent threatened both the applicant and the applicant's mother, resulting in the mother feeling apprehension/fear for self. The applicant also alleged that the respondent was verbally abusive on one occasion. No allegations were made by the respondent.

Case number withheld: Allegations of family violence

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent was physically abusive on 5-9 occasions over a period of less than one month. The applicant also alleged that the respondent threw an object on one occasion (resulting in property damage), threatened the applicant on one occasion, and caused property damage on one occasion. Each of these resulted in apprehension/fear for self and emotional disturbance/upset. No allegations were made by the respondent.

Case number withheld: Allegations of family violence

In this case, the respondent alleged that the applicant was verbally abusive (frequency/duration not specified), resulting in apprehension/fear for self. No allegations were made by the applicant.

Case number withheld: Allegations of family violence

In this case, the respondent alleged that the applicant was stalking her for a period of 4-6 months, resulting in apprehension/fear for self and emotional disturbance/upset.

Case number withheld: Allegations of family violence

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent's partner was verbally abusive on 1-4 occasions over 1-3 months. This resulted in apprehension/fear for self and emotional disturbance/upset. No allegations were made by the respondent.

Case number withheld: Allegations of family violence

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent threatened him/her (gender not specified) on three occasions, resulting in apprehension/fear for child and self. The applicant also made one allegation of unspecified abuse, but reported no outcomes. No allegations were made by the respondent.

Case number withheld: Allegations of both family violence and child abuse

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent kicked/bit him on one occasion. No outcomes were specified.

In the same case, the respondent alleged that the applicant was physically violent on four occasions, and threatened the respondent on at least one occasion and the children on at least two occasions, resulting in apprehension/fear for self and emotional disturbance/upset. The respondent also alleged that the applicant suffered from mental illness.

Case number withheld: Allegations of both family violence and child abuse

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent was verbally abusive towards the children on one occasion and pushed a child on one occasion, and that the respondent's family was physically violent to the children on 5-9 occasions over a 12+ month period. Each of these events resulted in emotional disturbance/upset. The applicant also alleged that the respondent had been a substance abuser for a period of 12+ months and had caused property damage on 5-9 occasions.

In the same case, the respondent alleged that the applicant was verbally abusive towards a child on 5-9 occasions, resulting emotional disturbance/upset and another child being fearful of the perpetrator. The respondent also alleged that the applicant was verbally abusive to her (no frequency or duration specified), and had both pushed her and threatened her on one occasion. No outcomes were specified for these events. Finally, the respondent alleged that the applicant had been abusive (unspecified) on 5-9 occasions, resulting in one child developing behavioural difficulties.

Case number withheld: Allegations of family violence

In this case, the applicant made four different allegations against the respondent. Firstly, she alleged that the respondent threatened her on at least nine occasions, resulting in emotional disturbance/upset. Secondly, she alleged that the respondent stalked her on at least six occasions, resulting in apprehension/fear for self. Thirdly, the applicant made two allegations of abuse, one of which was a one-off incident, and the other 5-9 instances over 4-6 weeks, resulting in emotional disturbance/upset. Finally, the applicant made one allegation of unspecified abuse, with no frequency, duration or outcomes stated. No allegations were made by the respondent.

Case number withheld: Allegations of family violence

In this case, the applicant made three different allegations against the respondent. She alleged that the respondent was physically violent on 10+ instances over 12+ months, and that he hit her on one occasion, resulting in emotional disturbance/upset and estrangement from the perpetrator. She also alleged that the respondent threatened her on two occasions, with no outcomes specified. No allegations were made by the applicant.

Case number withheld: Allegations of family violence

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent slapped him on 1-4 occasions, and abused illicit substances. The respondent alleged that the applicant was physically violent on 10+ occasions over a period of 12+ months. No outcomes were stated by either party.

Case number withheld: Allegations of family violence

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent was physically abusive on 10+ occasions over 12+ months, resulting in restrictions of liberty, and apprehension/fear for self. She also alleged that the respondent abused illicit substances. No allegations were made by the respondent.

Case number withheld: Allegations of family violence

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent was verbally abusive on 10+ occasions over 12+ months. She also alleged at the respondent slapped her on one occasion, resulting in cuts and bruises. No allegations were made by the respondent.

Case number withheld: Allegations of family violence

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent was physically violent on one occasion, and that the respondent was guilty of child neglect. The respondent alleged that the applicant was also physically violent on one occasion. No outcomes were stated for either party.

Case number withheld: Allegations of family violence

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent was physically violent on 10+ occasions over 12+ months. No outcomes were stated and no allegations were made by the respondent.

Case number withheld: Allegations of family violence

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent threatened her property on 5-9 occasions, resulting in fear of property damage. She also made an allegation of unspecified abuse on 5-9 occasions, resulting in a physical injury (unspecified). No allegations were made by the respondent.

Case number withheld: Allegations of family violence

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent was physically abusive on one occasion, and made threats on two occasions, resulting in apprehension/fear for self. The applicant also alleged that the respondent stalked her over a period of less than one month and pushed her on one occasion, resulting in bruises. In addition, the applicant made one allegation of unspecified abuse resulting in apprehension/fear for self, and alleged that the respondent was mentally ill. No allegations were made by the respondent.

Case number withheld: Allegations of both family violence and child abuse

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent threatened her, as well as the children and a third party. She also alleged that the respondent harmed himself. Each of these events resulted in apprehension/fear for self. No allegations were made by the respondent.

Case number withheld: Allegations of family violence

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent was physically violent on 10+ occasions over 12+ months. No outcomes were stated and no allegations were made by the respondent.

Case number withheld: Allegations of family violence

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent threatened her and was verbally abusive, resulting in apprehension/fear for self. No frequencies or durations were given and no allegations were made by the respondent.

Case number withheld: Allegations of family violence

In this case, the respondent alleged that the applicant threatened her on one occasion, with a third party threatening her on two occasions, with no outcomes specified. She also alleged that the applicant was verbally abusive, but no frequency or duration was stated. Finally, she alleged that the applicant stalked her (duration not stated), resulting in apprehension/fear for self.

Case number withheld: Allegations of both family violence and child abuse

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent's family threatened him on one occasion, and that the respondent was an illicit substance user.

In the same case, the respondent alleged that the applicant threatened her on two occasions, that the applicant's family threatened her on one occasion, and that the applicant threatened to hit the children on 5-9 occasions. The threat by the family resulted in apprehension/fear for self, and one of the threats made by the applicant resulted in emotional disturbance/upset and estrangement from the perpetrator. The respondent also alleged that the applicant slapped her on 5-9 occasions, was physically abusive (not specified) on 5-9 occasions, and used illicit substances. No outcomes were stated for these allegations.

Case number withheld: Allegations of child abuse

In this case, the respondent alleged that the applicant was physically violent towards the children on 5-9 occasions, resulting in emotional disturbance/upset, and that he hit a child with an object on one occasion, resulting in welts. No allegations were made by the applicant.

Case number withheld: Allegations of family violence

In this case, the applicant alleged that on one occasion both the respondent and a third party threatened both the applicant and the applicant's partner. An additional threat was allegedly made by the respondent to the applicant on a different day. Further, the applicant alleged that a member of the respondent's family was physically violent towards him on 1-4 occasions and the respondent was physically violent towards the applicant on one occasion. In addition, the applicant alleged that the respondent caused property damage on 5-9 occasions, and made allegations of child neglect and illicit substance abuse. No outcomes were specified and no allegations were made by the respondent.

Case number withheld: Allegations of child abuse

In this case, the respondent alleged that the applicant was abusive (unspecified), including verbal abuse (frequency and duration not specified), resulting in apprehension/fear for self. He also stated that the applicant's partner threatened the children (frequency not specified), also resulting in apprehension/fear for self.

Case number withheld: Allegations of both family violence and child abuse

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent was verbally abusive towards the children on one occasion, and that he pushed a child on one occasion. These events resulted in apprehension/fear for the children and emotional disturbance/upset. She also alleged that the respondent was mentally ill, resulting in the same outcomes. No allegations were made by the respondent.

Case number withheld: Allegations of both family violence and child abuse

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent threatened her. No outcomes were specified. The respondent alleged that a member of the applicant's family hit the children with an object on 5-9 occasions and was also verbally abusive towards the respondent (frequency not given). No outcomes were specified.

Case number withheld: Allegations of both family violence and child abuse

In this case, the respondent alleged that the applicant threatened her (frequency not given), and threatened the children on one occasion. These threats resulted in apprehension/fear for self. Further, the respondent alleged that the applicant slapped the child (frequency not specified), resulting in apprehension/fear by the child. No allegations were made by the applicant.

Case number withheld: Allegations of family violence

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent stalked him on 5-9 occasions. The respondent alleged that the applicant threatened her on one occasion, pushed her on one occasion and was physically violent on one further occasion. No outcomes were specified by either party.

Case number withheld: Allegations of both family violence and child abuse

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent caused property damage on at least 14 occasions. She also alleged that the respondent pushed a child (frequency not specified), and kicked a pet on one occasion. No outcomes were specified. Further, the applicant alleged that the respondent was physically violent on one occasion, resulting in bruises, and stalked her (duration/frequency not given), resulting in apprehension/fear for self. Finally, the applicant alleged that the respondent was a substance abuser.

In the same case, the respondent alleged that the applicant's partner pushed him on one occasion (no outcomes specified) and threatened him, resulting in apprehension/fear for self.

Case number withheld: Allegations of family violence

In this case, the respondent alleged that the applicant threatened the children, resulting in apprehension/fear for child. No allegations were made by the applicant.

Case number withheld: Allegations of family violence

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent was verbally abusive on 10+ occasions over less than one month. No outcomes were specified and no allegations were made by the respondent.

Case number withheld: Allegations of family violence

In this case, the respondent alleged that the applicant was verbally abusive on one occasion, pushed her on one occasion, caused property damage on one occasion, was physically violent on an additional occasion, and was emotionally abusive on one occasion. No outcomes were specified and no allegations were made by the applicant.

Case number withheld: Allegations of family violence

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent pushed him/her on 10+ occasions over 12+ months, resulting in bruises and apprehension/fear for self. No allegations were made by the respondent.

Category C

Case number withheld: Allegations of family violence

In this case, the respondent alleged that the applicant was verbally abusive towards her (duration/frequency not given), threatened sexual assault, and was mentally ill. No outcomes were given and no allegations were made by the applicant.

Case number withheld: Allegations of both family violence and child abuse

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent was physically violent to both herself and the children on 10+ occasions over 12+ months. This included hitting and kicking a child. No outcomes were specified. Further, the applicant alleged that the respondent was emotionally abusive towards both her and the children (duration/frequency not given), and hence she and the children required counselling. In addition, the applicant alleged unspecified abuse by the respondent towards herself and the children, as well as alleging that the respondent threatened her and threatened to harm himself, each on one occasion. The threat of self-harm resulted in apprehension/fear for self, emotional disturbance/upset and estrangement from the perpetrator. No outcomes were specified for the other allegations and no allegations were made by the respondent.

Case number withheld: Allegations of both family violence and child abuse

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent beat her on one occasion, resulting in scratches and bruises, and that the respondent's partner slapped a child on one occasion, with no outcomes specified. The applicant also alleged that the respondent abused illicit substances. No allegations were made by the respondent.

Case number withheld: Allegations of both family violence and child abuse

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent was physically violent towards her on 10+ occasions over 12+ months, including hitting her with a fist. This resulted in bruises on at least two occasions. The applicant also alleged that the respondent caused property damage on 10+ occasions over 12+ months, and was physically abusive of the children on two occasions, with a child being hit on one occasion. No outcomes were specified for these events. In addition, the applicant alleged that the respondent made two threats towards her and one threat towards the children, all resulting in apprehension/fear for self. Finally, the applicant alleged that the respondent attempted to harm himself on one occasion, and that the respondent was mentally ill, both causing the applicant apprehension/fear for self. No allegations were made by the respondent.

Case number withheld: Allegations of family violence

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent was verbally abusive towards her on 10+ occasions, resulting in emotional disturbance/upset and estrangement from the perpetrator. The applicant also alleged that the respondent threatened self-harm and threatened to shoot her, both of which resulted in estrangement from the perpetrator. Finally, the applicant alleged that the respondent caused property damage on one occasion, and abused illicit substances. No allegations were made by the respondent.

Case number withheld: Allegations of both family violence and child abuse

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent was verbally and emotionally abusive towards the children (frequency not specified), both of which resulted in emotional disturbance/upset. The applicant also alleged that the respondent was abusive towards her (type unspecified), resulting in emotional disturbance/upset, that the respondent pushed her, resulting in damage to an unborn child, and that the respondent threatened self-harm. An additional two allegations were made, but it was not known at whom the conduct was directed. This consisted of one allegation of verbal abuse, resulting in emotional disturbance/upset, and one allegation of physical abuse. No allegations were made by the respondent.

Case number withheld: Allegations of family violence

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent burnt him on one occasion, and that the respondent was mentally ill and an illicit substance user. No allegations were made by the respondent.

Case number withheld: Allegations of both family violence and child abuse

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent slapped a child on one occasion, pushed a child on another occasion, and neglected the children. No outcomes were specified for these events. The applicant also alleged that the respondent was a substance abuser, and that she was physically violent towards a third party (unclear, but appears to be the children's paternal grandfather) on one occasion. Finally, the applicant alleged that a member of the respondent's family was physically violent on one occasion, and that this violent act resulted in broken bones. It was not known at whom this conduct was directed.

In the same case, the respondent alleged that the applicant caused property damage on one occasion and that a member of the applicant's family slapped the respondent on one occasion, resulting in emotional disturbance/upset. The respondent also alleged that the applicant was a substance abuser. No physical outcomes were specified.

Case number withheld: Allegations of family violence

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent abused both alcohol and illicit substances. No outcomes were specified.

In the same case, the respondent alleged that the applicant threatened to stab her on one occasion, resulting in apprehension/fear for self, and was also physically violent on one occasion. No outcomes were specified for this allegation.

Case number withheld: Allegations of family violence

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent abused both alcohol and illicit substances. No outcomes were specified.

In the same case, the respondent alleged that the applicant beat her on one occasion, resulting in cuts. The respondent also alleged that the applicant was physically abusive on at least one other occasion, but no frequency or outcomes were given. Finally, the respondent alleged that the applicant was also a substance abuser.

Case number withheld: Allegations of family violence

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent hit her with an object on one occasion. No outcomes were specified. The applicant also alleged that the respondent was verbally abusive on one occasion, resulting in apprehension/fear for self, and was violently slapped, resulting in bruises and a ruptured eardrum.

In the same case, the respondent alleged that the applicant slapped him on one occasion. No outcomes were specified. He also alleged that the applicant was a substance abuser.

Case number withheld: Allegations of family violence

In this case, the respondent alleged that she was beaten by the applicant on one occasion, resulting in broken bones, cuts, scratches, bruises, a black eye, a fat lip and clumps of hair missing. No allegations were made by the applicant.

Case number withheld: Allegations of family violence

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent hit her with a fist on one occasion, resulting in bruises, and that he hit her again the following year, also resulting in bruises. She also alleged that the respondent was verbally abusive on 10+ occasions over 12+ months. No outcomes were specified.

In the same case, the respondent alleged that the applicant hit him with a fist on one occasion. No outcomes were specified.

Case number withheld: Allegations of family violence

In this case, the applicant made seven different allegations. First, she alleged that the respondent was verbally abusive on 10+ occasions over 12+ months, hit her on 10+ occasions over 12+ months, and threatened to hit her on 5-9 occasions over 12+ months. No outcomes were specified. Secondly, she alleged that the respondent beat her on one occasion, resulting in scratches and bruises. Thirdly, she alleged that the respondent sexually assaulted her on 10+ occasions over 12+ months, resulting in apprehension/fear for self. Fourth, she alleged that the respondent was emotionally abusive on 1-4 occasions, and was a substance abuser. No outcomes were specified for these allegations.

In the same case, the respondent alleged that the applicant hit someone (identity unclear) on one occasion, was verbally abusive towards the children on 5-9 occasions, and was physically abusive towards him on 5-9 occasions. He also alleged that she was an illicit substance user and suffered from mental illness. No outcomes were stated.

Case number withheld: Allegations of family violence

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent hit him with a fist on one occasion.

In the same case, the respondent alleged that the applicant threatened her on 16-28 occasions over a period of at least nine months. The respondent also alleged that the applicant threatened a third party on 5-9 occasions over 1-3 months. In addition, the respondent alleged that the applicant was verbally abusive towards her on 6-10 occasions. Four allegations of physical violence towards the respondent were made against the applicant: unspecified physical violence on 5-9 occasions; being pushed on one occasion; being kicked on one occasion; causing property damage on one occasion. Finally, the respondent made three allegations of the applicant abusing both illicit and legal substances. No outcomes were stated by either party.

Case number withheld: Allegations of family violence

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent threw something at him on 5-9 occasions. No outcomes were specified.

In the same case, the respondent alleged that the applicant kicked her on 1-4 occasions and hit her with a fist on 1-4 occasions. Each of these events resulted in bruises. The respondent also alleged that the applicant slapped someone (identity unclear) on 1-4 occasions, was verbally abusive on 5-9 occasions and threatened the respondent on one occasion. No outcomes were stated for these allegations.

Case number withheld: Allegations of family violence

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent threatened him on one occasion, and that the respondent suffered from mental illness. No outcomes were stated.

In the same case, the respondent alleged that the applicant was verbally abusive on 6-10 occasions, resulting in apprehension/fear for self. The respondent also alleged that the applicant was physically abusive "on a regular basis" over 12+ months. This included: punches to all parts of the body, including the head; pulling of hair; spitting; pushing through a glass door. This violence resulted in bruises, black eye, apprehension/fear for self and emotional disturbance/upset.

Case number withheld: Allegations of family violence

In this case, the applicant made nine allegations against the respondent. The following five resulted in apprehension/fear for self and emotional disturbance/upset: unspecified physical violence (duration/frequency not specified); verbal abuse (duration/frequency not specified); substance abuse for a period of 12+ months; threats over 7-12 months. The following four resulted in apprehension/fear for self, emotional disturbance/upset and estrangement from the perpetrator: threat of shooting on one occasion; threat of pushing on one occasion; verbal abuse on one occasion; other threat on one occasion.

In the same case, the respondent alleged that the respondent was abusive (unspecified), including verbally abusive. No durations or frequencies were given, and no outcomes were stated.

Case number withheld: Allegations of family violence

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent's family beat him on one occasion, resulting in broken bones, bruises, a blood nose and apprehension/fear for self. These injuries required hospitalisation and were considered to be "significant". The applicant also alleged that the respondent stalked him (no outcomes specified), and caused property damage on two occasions. Further, the applicant alleged that the respondent was verbally abusive on 10+ occasions over 1-3 months and hit him with a fist on one occasion. No outcomes were specified for these allegations.

In the same case, the respondent made one allegation of verbal abuse against the applicant's partner (duration/frequency unclear) and one allegation of one-off verbal abuse against the applicant. The respondent also made eight allegations of physical violence: one of being hit with a fist on one occasion (no outcomes specified); one of being pushed on one occasion (no outcomes specified); two allegations of physical violence by the applicant's family directed at the applicant, each on one occasion (no outcomes specified); one allegation of physical violence by the applicant's family directed at a third party, resulting in cuts requiring stitches; one allegation of property damage by the applicant, resulting in apprehension/fear by child and emotional disturbance/upset; one allegation of the applicant hitting the respondent (no outcomes stated); one allegation of the applicant hitting the respondent with a fist, resulting in the respondent being knocked unconscious. In addition, the respondent alleged that the applicant threatened her on at least 22 occasions. No outcomes were specified.

Case number withheld: Allegations of family violence

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent was physically abusive on one occasion. No outcomes were specified.

In the same case, the respondent alleged that the applicant was verbally abusive on at least three occasions (no outcomes specified). The respondent also made three allegations of the applicant threatening her. Each of these was a "one-off" event: threat to the property; unspecified threat; threat of shooting. One allegation was also made of the applicant threatening to hit a third party with a fist. In addition, the respondent made four different allegations of physical violence: unspecified violence on two occasions; being pushed by the applicant on two occasions; property damage (frequency not specified); self-harm on one occasion. No outcomes were specified for the threats or acts of physical violence. Finally, the respondent alleged that the applicant engaged in substance abuse, firstly during a "one-off" event, and again five years later for an unspecified period of time. This resulted in estrangement from the perpetrator.

Case number withheld: Allegations of family violence

In this case, the applicant made four different allegations of the respondent being physically violent towards him: one instance of property damage; two instances of being hit with a fist; one incident of being pushed; two additional instances of physical violence (not specified). No outcomes were given.

In the same case, the respondent alleged that the applicant was verbally abusive on at least seven occasions. The respondent also alleged that the applicant threatened her (no frequency given), and that the applicant abused both alcohol and illicit substances. The respondent reported that the substance abuse by the applicant resulted in emotional disturbance/upset. Further, the respondent made four different allegations of physical violence: two allegations of unspecified physical violence (frequency not given, no outcomes specified); one allegation of being hit with a fist on one occasion (resulting in bruises); two allegations of being slapped (no outcomes specified); one allegation of being choked, resulting in apprehension/fear for self.

Case number withheld: Allegations of family violence

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent was verbally abusive towards her (frequency/duration not specified), and was mentally ill. She also made four allegations of physical violence: three allegations of being hit by the respondent (frequency not stated), of which one incident resulted in a perforated ear drum, and another which resulted in another physical injury (not specified); one allegation of being kicked on one occasion (no outcomes given); one allegation of being pushed (frequency not specified); two allegations of other physical violence (frequency not specified, no outcomes given).

In the same case, the respondent alleged that the applicant was verbally abusive on two occasions, and threatened to stab him on one occasion. No outcomes were stated. The respondent also alleged that the applicant attempted to hit him (no outcomes stated), and made an additional six allegations of physical violence: one allegation of the applicant pushing the respondent on one occasion (no outcomes stated); one allegation of the applicant throwing something at the respondent, resulting in property damage; two allegations of direct property damage; one allegation of the applicant hitting the respondent with a fist, resulting in apprehension/fear for child.

Case number withheld: Allegations of family violence

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent choked her on 1-4 occasions, resulting in physical injury. She also alleged that the respondent caused property damage on 10+ occasions. Further, she alleged 10+ incidents of unspecified abuse over 12+ months. No outcomes were stated for this allegation.

In the same case, the respondent alleged that the applicant was physically violent on one occasion, resulting in emotional disturbance/upset and estrangement from the perpetrator. He also alleged that the applicant suffered from mental illness.

Case number withheld: Allegations of family violence

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent was verbally abusive on 1-4 occasions (no outcomes specified), and caused property damage on at least two occasions. The applicant also alleged that the respondent threatened others on at least two occasions. The applicant reported that during one incident she "felt threatened in his company" and during another incident the respondent threatened his parents using weapons. Three allegations of substance abuse were also made, and one of child neglect, resulting in emotional disturbance/upset.

In the same case, the respondent alleged that the applicant threatened him on 1-4 occasions over 1-3 months (no outcomes stated), that she hit him, resulting in a black eye, that she was verbally abusive (frequency/duration not stated), and that she was a substance abuser.

Case number withheld: Allegations of family violence

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent threatened to hit her with an object on one occasion, and to shoot her on one occasion. No outcomes were specified. She also alleged that the respondent threatened her partner on two occasions, and stated that one of these incidents resulted in apprehension/fear for self, emotional disturbance/upset, and estrangement from the perpetrator. Further, the applicant alleged that the respondent pushed her on one occasion (resulting in bruises and apprehension/fear for self), hit her on one occasion (no outcomes specified) and was physically violent on 5-9 occasions (also resulting in apprehension/fear for self). Finally, the applicant alleged that the respondent pushed a child on one occasion, with no outcomes specified, and that the respondent suffered from mental illness.

Case number withheld: Allegations of family violence or child abuse (unclear which)

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent sexually assaulted a member of the respondent's family on one occasion, affecting the respondent's ability to parent the child.

In the same case, the respondent alleged that the applicant was physically violent towards the applicant's partner (frequency/duration not specified), abused illicit substances (duration not specified), and was verbally abusive towards a child, causing the child emotional disturbance/upset.

Case number withheld: Allegations of both family violence and child abuse

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent slapped a child, causing bruises, and the emotional disturbance/upset of the child. The applicant also alleged that the respondent was physically violent towards the children on four additional occasions, resulting in bruises on one occasion, and the emotional disturbance/upset of the child on all occasions specified.

In the same case, the respondent alleged that the applicant hit her with a fist on one occasion, and was verbally abusive (frequency/duration not specified). No outcomes were specified for these allegations. Further, the respondent alleged that the applicant suffered from mental illness for a period of 12+ months, and made one allegation of alcohol abuse.

Case number withheld: Allegations of both family violence and child abuse

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent hit him (frequency/duration not specified), including hitting him with a fist on one occasion. The applicant also alleged that the respondent suffered from mental illness for a period of 12+ months, and neglected the child, both of which resulted in fear for the child's welfare. Finally, the applicant alleged that the respondent was a substance abuser.

In the same case, the respondent alleged that the applicant was physically abusive (frequency/duration not specified), including the applicant hitting the respondent. The respondent also alleged that the applicant made two unspecified attempts at violence, one conducted at the respondent and the other at a child. No outcomes were stated.

Case number withheld: Allegations of both family violence and child abuse

In this case, the applicant alleged that the children had been sexually assaulted by both the respondent and a member of the respondent's family over a period of 4-6 months. No outcomes were stated. The applicant also alleged that the respondent was verbally abusive on one occasion, resulting in emotional disturbance/upset, and threatened her on one occasion, resulting in emotional disturbance/upset.

In the same case, the respondent alleged that the applicant threatened the respondent on at least one occasion, and that the applicant's family threatened him on at least one occasion, resulting in apprehension/fear for self. In addition, the respondent made one allegation of child neglect and another of illicit substance abuse. No outcomes were specified for these allegations. The respondent also alleged that the applicant hit him (no outcomes specified), was verbally abusive towards the respondent's partner on one occasion, resulting in the child becoming upset, and that the respondent made an unspecified attempt on one occasion, also resulting in the child becoming upset.

Case number withheld: Allegations of both family violence and child abuse

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent was a substance abuser and suffered from mental illness. No duration was given, and no outcomes were stated.

In the same case, the respondent alleged that the applicant had involved a child in sexual activity on one occasion (no outcomes specified), and abused both alcohol and illicit substances. The respondent also made five allegations of physical violence: one of the applicant pushing the respondent on 10+ occasions (resulting in apprehension/fear for self and emotional disturbance/upset); two of property damage (both 'one-off' incidents); one incident of unspecified physical violence directed at the respondent; one incident of unspecified physical violence directed at a third party (resulting in apprehension/fear for self and emotional disturbance/upset).

Case number withheld: Allegations of both family violence and child abuse

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent was physically violent towards an unknown party (frequency/duration unknown, no outcomes stated), and that the respondent threatened a child on one occasion, resulting in emotional disturbance/upset. There were also "borderline allegations" made by the applicant, including allegations that the respondent had previous convictions for assault, and that the respondent had a bad temper.

In the same case, the respondent alleged that the applicant hit him on two occasions, one instance resulting in cuts and the other resulting in a black eye. The respondent also alleged that the applicant's partner sexually assaulted him on one occasion. No outcomes were listed for this allegation.

Case number withheld: Allegations of both family violence and child abuse

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent verbally abused him/her (gender not specified) on 1-4 occasions. No outcomes were specified.

In the same case, the respondent alleged that the applicant involved the child in sexual activity on 1-4 occasions, resulting in estrangement from the perpetrator.

Case number withheld: Allegations of both family violence and child abuse

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent involved the child in sexual activity on 5-9 occasions, resulting in emotional disturbance/upset, estrangement from the perpetrator and clinically observed behavioural problems. The applicant also alleged that the respondent was physically violent towards her on 10+ occasions, resulting in emotional disturbance/upset and estrangement from the perpetrator. In addition, the applicant also alleged that the respondent abused illicit substances.

In the same case, the respondent alleged that the applicant pushed him on one occasion. No outcomes were specified.

Case number withheld: Allegations of family violence

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent was verbally abusive towards her on one occasion, and pushed her on one occasion, both resulting in emotional disturbance/upset and estrangement from the perpetrator. The applicant also alleged that the respondent caused property damage on one occasion, alleged that the respondent was abusive (type unspecified) on 10+ occasions over 12+ months, resulting in bruises.

In the same case, the respondent alleged that the applicant was physically violent towards him on one occasion, resulting in physical injury (unspecified), and that the applicant hit him on 10+ occasions over 12+ months, resulting in cuts, scratches and scars. The respondent also alleged that the applicant was verbally abusive on 10+ occasions over 12+ months.

Case number withheld: Allegations of both family violence and child abuse

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent harmed herself on multiple occasions over 12+ months, resulting in cuts.

In the same case, a total of 21 allegations were made by the respondent. Three were allegations of substance abuse over a period of 12+ months. One was of child neglect over a period of 7-12 months (no outcomes specified). One was an unspecified threat directed at the applicant (no outcomes specified), and another was a threat of self-harm on one occasion. Two were allegations of unspecified abuse (duration/frequency not given). The remaining allegations were allegations of physical abuse, comprising the following: two allegations of being pushed, each on one occasion, resulting in bruises; one allegation of the applicant throwing something at the respondent, resulting in bruises; one allegation of the applicant hitting the respondent (no outcomes specified); one allegation of the applicant hitting the respondent with a fist (no outcomes specified); seven allegations of other physical abuse, two of which were directed at children and five of which were directed at the respondent (duration/frequency and outcomes not specified). Finally, the respondent alleged that a third party had sexually abused a child on one occasion.

Case number withheld: Allegations of both family violence and child abuse

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent neglected a child (frequency/duration not given), resulting in apprehension/fear for the children. The applicant also alleged that the respondent was a substance abuser for a period of 12+ months, and that the respondent was verbally abusive on one occasion. No outcomes were given for these two allegations.

In the same case, the respondent alleged that the applicant abused both alcohol and illicit substances (duration/frequency not given), and was verbally abusive towards the children (no outcomes given). The respondent also alleged that the applicant caused property damage (frequency/duration not stated); that he pushed her on one occasion, resulting in a dislocated shoulder; and that he was physically violent on at least two additional occasions (no outcomes specified).

Case number withheld: Allegations of both family violence and child abuse

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent threatened to hit him on 1-4 occasions over 1-3 months. He also alleged that the respondent was abusive (unspecified) on 5-9 occasions, and that she abused illicit substances. No outcomes were specified.

In the same case, the respondent alleged that the applicant was verbally abusive towards the children on 5-9 occasions over 4-6 months, and also pushed a child on one occasion, both of which resulted in apprehension/fear for self, emotional disturbance/upset and estrangement from the perpetrator. The respondent also made six allegations of physical violence by the applicant: she alleged that the applicant pushed her on 10+ occasions over 12+ months, resulting in apprehension/fear for self; threw an object at her on one occasion (no outcomes specified); choked her on one occasion, resulting in the respondent beginning to suffocate; hit her with a fist on one occasion, resulting in a black eye; other physical violence on 10+ occasions over 4-6 months.

Case number withheld: Allegations of both family violence and child abuse

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent caused property damage on at least five occasions, and threatened the property on an additional 5-9 occasions, resulting in apprehension/fear for self. The applicant also alleged that the respondent was verbally abusive towards the children (no duration/frequency specified), resulting in the children becoming upset and apprehensive, and threatened the applicant, resulting in her becoming apprehensive about the children's safety. In addition, the applicant alleged that the respondent hit a third party (outcomes not specified), was physically violent (no details given), and abused illicit substances.

In the same case, the respondent alleged that the applicant abused illicit substances on 5-9 occasions over 12+ months. He also alleged that the respondent hit him with a fist on one occasion, and threatened him during the same incident. No outcomes were stated.

Case number withheld: Allegations of both family violence and child abuse

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent involved a child in sexual activity on 5-9 occasions, and sexually assaulted the child on 5-9 occasions.

In the same case, the respondent alleged that the applicant choked a child on one occasion, and suffered from mental illness. No outcomes were stated by either party.

Case number withheld: Allegations of family violence

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent hit him with a fist, resulting in the perpetrator breaking a bone, that the respondent was physically violent on an additional occasion (no details given), and the respondent was verbally abusive towards the applicant on one occasion (no outcomes stated). The applicant also alleged that the respondent threw objects on three occasions, one of which resulted in property damage. In addition, the applicant made allegations regarding his own conduct. He alleged that he caused property damage on one occasion, and was abusive (unspecified) on one occasion.

In the same case, the respondent made seven different allegations against the applicant: one allegation of the respondent threatening a third party on one occasion, resulting in apprehension/fear for self; two allegations of property damage; one allegation of the applicant pushing the respondent (no outcomes stated); two allegations of the applicant being verbally abusive towards the respondent (no outcomes specified); one allegation of threatening self-harm, resulting in apprehension/fear for child; two allegations of "continual and unabated aggression" towards the respondent over 7-12 months; one allegation of stalking (no duration/frequency given); one allegation of other physical violence (no details given).

Case number withheld: Allegations of both family violence and child abuse

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent's partner was verbally abusive towards the children, that the respondent was verbally abusive towards the applicant and that the respondent threatened the applicant. Neither duration nor frequency was stated in these allegations. Eight different allegations of physical violence were also made by the applicant: one allegation of property damage by the respondent's partner on one occasion; one allegation of the respondent's partner pushing a child on one occasion; one allegation of the respondent's partner hitting a child on one occasion; one allegation of the respondent's partner beating a child on one occasion; two allegations of physical violence by the respondent's partner towards the children, each on one occasion; one allegation of physical violence by the respondent's partner towards the applicant's partner on one occasion; one allegation of physical violence by the respondent's partner towards a third party; one allegation of physical violence by the respondent's partner towards the respondent. No outcomes were specified and no allegations were made by the respondent.

Case number withheld: Allegations of both family violence and child abuse

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent was mentally ill, and that the respondent neglected the children (no duration/frequency given), resulting in the children being hungry, having dirty clothes, and becoming ill. The applicant also alleged that the respondent attempted property damage on two occasions, threatened to sexually assault the children, and made an additional threat (no details known). In addition, the applicant alleged that the respondent was physically violent towards him/her (gender not specified) on one occasion, was abusive towards the children (no details known), and sexually assaulted a child (no details known). No outcomes were given for these allegations.

In the same case, the respondent alleged that the applicant abducted a child on one occasion (no outcomes specified), that the applicant suffered from mental illness, and that the applicant threatened the children on one occasion. The respondent made three allegations against the applicant's partner: one that the applicant's partner sexually assaulted the respondent, one that the applicant's partner was physically violent towards the respondent, and one that the applicant's partner was emotionally abusive towards the respondent. No frequency/duration was stated for these allegations. The respondent also made seven allegations of violence against the applicant. He/she (gender not specified) stated that the applicant had engaged in self-harm on one occasion, causing the respondent emotional disturbance/upset; that the applicant had sexually assaulted a child on one occasion; that the applicant had hit a child (no duration/frequency specified); that the applicant had sexually assaulted the respondent and a third party; that the applicant had beaten and otherwise been physically violent towards the respondent (no duration/frequency specified). The respondent stated that the physical abuse, sexual abuse and threats resulted in mental illness (unclear whether this refers to the respondent, the children, or both).

Case number withheld: Allegations of both family violence and child abuse

In this case, the applicant alleged that a third party sexually assaulted a child on one occasion (no outcomes specified). The applicant also made eleven allegations against the respondent. She alleged that the respondent was verbally abusive towards the children on one occasion, threatened the children on two occasions, pushed a child on one occasion, and slapped a child on one occasion. She also made three allegations of the respondent hitting the children, of which one time was with an object. Further, the applicant alleged that the respondent sexually assaulted her, stalked her on one occasion and was physically violent towards her (duration/frequency not specified). The applicant stated that one of the incidents involving a child being hit resulted in bruises. No outcomes were stated for any other allegation.

In the same case, the respondent also alleged that a third party sexually assaulted a child on one occasion. He also alleged that the applicant neglected the children on 5-9 occasions, and alleged that the applicant was a substance abuser. In addition, the respondent made seven allegations of physical violence by the applicant: one allegation of self-harm on one occasion, two allegations of the applicant hitting the children (frequency/duration not specified), two allegations of the applicant hitting the respondent (frequency/duration not specified), one allegation of property damage on one occasion, and one allegation of other physical violence towards the children on one occasion. The respondent alleged that the unspecified physical violence resulted in bruises, and one of the incidents involving the applicant hitting the respondent resulted in pain and distress. No outcomes were stated for other allegations.

Case number withheld: Allegations of family violence

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent neglected the children on 5-9 occasions, was verbally abusive towards the children on 10+ occasions, hit the children (no details given), and hit a child with a fist on one occasion. The applicant also alleged that the respondent's partner was physically violent towards the children on one occasion, and hit a child on one occasion. All of these allegations resulted in apprehension/fear for self and emotional disturbance/upset.

In the same case, the respondent alleged that the applicant threatened a third party on one occasion and was physically violent towards a third party one occasion. He/she (gender not specified) also alleged that a third party hit a child with an object on one occasion. No outcomes were given for any of these allegations.

Case number withheld: Allegations of family violence

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent hit her with a fist over a period of 12+ months, resulting in an unspecified injury to the face, and hit her with an object (no duration/frequency given), resulting in a cut requiring stitches, a head wound, and blood loss. The applicant also alleged that the respondent was physically violent on an additional occasion, resulting in the applicant being burnt/scalded, and that the respondent was physically violent towards a third party (no details given). Finally, the applicant alleged that the respondent was a substance abuser. No allegations were made by the respondent.

Case number withheld: Allegations of family violence

In this case, the respondent alleged that the applicant pushed her on one occasion, was physically violent towards a third party on an additional occasion, and was physically violent towards an unknown victim on a third occasion. The respondent also alleged that the applicant was abusive on 10+ occasions over 12+ months (unspecified), and that he hit a third party (duration/frequency not given), resulting in emotional disturbance/upset. No outcomes were stated for any other allegation. Finally, the respondent alleged that a member of the applicant's family sexually assaulted a third party on one occasion. No outcomes were stated for this allegation and no allegations were made by the applicant.

Case number withheld: Allegations of family violence

In this case, the respondent alleged that the applicant was physically violent on 5-9 occasions over 12+ months, resulting in various physical injuries and negative psychological outcomes (unspecified). The respondent also alleged that the applicant hit her, threatened to stab her, made other threats, and was a substance abuser (duration/frequency not known for these allegations). No outcomes were stated for these allegations and no allegations were made by the applicant.

Case number withheld: Allegations of both family violence and child abuse

In this case, the respondent alleged that the applicant was verbally abusive towards a child on one occasion, causing the child emotional disturbance/upset and estrangement from the perpetrator, and was verbally abusive towards the respondent (duration/frequency not specified), causing emotional disturbance/upset. The respondent also alleged that the applicant caused property damage on at least two occasion, and made one allegation of substance abuse. The respondent made three additional allegations of physical violence: that the applicant hit her with a fist, causing a broken nose, pushed her twice, one of which resulted in cuts, and was physically violent on at least one other occasion (frequency/duration not specified). No allegations were made by the applicant.

Case number withheld: Allegations of both family violence and child abuse

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent was verbally abusive on at least two occasions (no outcomes given), and that he threatened to hit her with a fist on one occasion, resulting in emotional disturbance/upset. The applicant alleged that the respondent also attempted to hit her with a fist (no outcomes specified), and attempted to cause property damage. The applicant alleged that the respondent later did cause property damage, and that he stalked her for a period of 4-6 months. Further, the applicant made three allegations of physical violence (unspecified), two of which were one-off events (one directed at the respondent, one directed at the children), and one for which the duration/frequency was not specified. These events caused emotional disturbance/upset, estrangement from the perpetrator, and caused both the children and the applicant to become extremely frightened. No allegations were made by the respondent.

Case number withheld: Allegations of both family violence and child abuse

In this case, the respondent alleged that the applicant involved the child in sexual activity on three occasions, resulting in apprehension/fear or self and estrangement from the perpetrator. The respondent also alleged that the applicant caused property damage on 2-5 occasions, resulting in apprehension/fear for self and fear for property. One allegation was also made of the applicant being emotionally abusive towards the respondent on 5-9 occasions, resulting in emotional disturbance/upset.

Case number withheld: Allegations of family violence

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent hit her with a fist (frequency/duration not specified), resulting in estrangement from the perpetrator, and that he hit her with an object on one occasion, resulting in a black eye. The applicant also made one allegation of substance abuse, and three allegations of threats: one threat that the respondent would stab her (resulting in apprehension/fear for self and estrangement from the perpetrator), one threat to make the applicant ill (no outcomes specified), and one threat of child abduction. No allegations were made by the respondent.

Case number withheld: Allegations of both family violence and child abuse

In this case, the respondent alleged that the applicant was verbally abusive to both the children and a third party (duration/frequency not specified), resulting in apprehension/fear for self, and made one allegation of substance abuse, also resulting in apprehension/fear for self. The respondent made four different allegations of physical abuse: one of the applicant being physically violent towards the children (duration/frequency unspecified), allegations of the applicant choking the respondent on two occasions, one allegation of the applicant pushing the respondent on 10+ occasions over 12+ months, and one allegation of physical violence towards a third party (duration/frequency unspecified). These events resulted in apprehension/fear for self. No physical outcomes were specified. The respondent also alleged that the applicant attempted self-harm on at least two occasions (no outcomes specified), and made an additional allegation of unspecified abuse, resulting in apprehension/fear for self. No allegations were made by the applicant.

Case number withheld: Allegations of family violence

In this case, the applicant made allegations of both legal and illicit substance abuse over 12+ months, one allegation of the respondent suffering from mental illness, one allegation of a threat (unspecified) on one occasion, and one allegation of verbal abuse on one occasion. The applicant also made nine allegations of physical violence by the respondent: one allegation of the respondent hitting the applicant with a fist on one occasion; one allegation of the respondent hitting the applicant with an object on one occasion; one allegation of the respondent hitting the applicant on an additional occasion; one allegation of the respondent causing property damage on one occasion; four additional allegations of the respondent inflicting physical violence on the applicant, totalling 16-32 incidents over at least 3 years; one allegation of physical violence directed at a third party on 5-9 occasions. No outcomes were stated and no allegations were made by the respondent.

Case number withheld: Allegations of family violence

In this case, the applicant made twelve allegations against the respondent. She alleged that the respondent was verbally abusive (no outcomes or duration/frequency specified), was an illicit substance user (causing emotional disturbance/upset), that the respondent threatened the children on one occasion (causing emotional disturbance/upset), that the respondent threatened to push her on one occasion (resulting in apprehension/fear for self and emotional disturbance/upset), and that he made an additional attempt at violence on one occasion (type and outcomes not specified). In addition, the applicant alleged that the respondent beat her on one occasion (resulting in bruises), hit a child with a fist on three occasions (resulting in bruises, other physical injury and emotional disturbance/upset), choked her on one occasion (resulting in emotional disturbance/upset), and pushed the children (frequency/duration and outcomes not specified). No allegations were made by the respondent.

Case number withheld: Allegations of child abuse

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent sexually assaulted a child on one occasion, resulting in apprehension/fear for self, and the child becoming frightened of the father. No allegations were made by the respondent.

Case number withheld: Allegations of both family violence and child abuse

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent threatened a third party on one occasion, with no outcomes specified. The applicant also made nine allegations against the respondent's partner. The applicant alleged that the respondent's partner attempted to choke the respondent on one occasion and threatened to hit both the applicant and a third party, each on one occasion. No outcomes were stated for these allegations. The applicant also alleged that the respondent's partner pushed a child on one occasion, slapped a child on one occasion, was physically violent towards a child on an additional occasion, was emotionally abusive (duration/frequency not specified), and was abusive on at least one other occasion (type not specified). Each of these incidents resulted in emotional disturbance/upset and the child becoming fearful. No allegations were made by the respondent.

Case number withheld: Allegations of family violence

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent pushed him on one occasion, and made an allegation of illicit substance use. No outcomes were specified.

In the same case, the respondent alleged that the applicant beat her on two occasions, resulting in cuts requiring stitches, scratches, bruises, a black eye, and other physical injuries. The respondent also alleged that the applicant was verbally abusive on 10+ occasions over 12+ months (no outcomes specified), and threatened her on 10+ occasions over 12+ months (resulting in apprehension/fear for self and emotional disturbance/upset). An allegation of illicit substance use was also made by the respondent.

Case number withheld: Allegations of family violence

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent was physically abusive (duration/frequency not specified), resulting in a broken wrist, and that the respondent was a substance abuser. No allegations were made by the respondent.

Case number withheld: Allegations of both family violence and child abuse

In this case, the applicant made eight allegations. The first allegation of being hit with an object by the respondent resulted in a gash to the head. The second allegation of being stabbed resulted in a large open wound to the back. The third allegation of being hit with an object resulted in cuts. An allegation of property damage was made. For the remaining allegations of the applicant being hit with a fist, slapped, again hit with an object, and experiencing unspecified physical violence by the respondent, there were no outcomes stated.

In the same case, the respondent made two allegations that the applicant had been verbally abusive, one allegation of a threat, one allegation of sexual assault, two allegations of being pushed, two allegations of being hit, and an allegation of illicit substance abuse. The respondent reported emotional disturbance/upset and estrangement from the perpetrator as outcomes of one of the verbal abuse incidents and one of the physical abuse incidents. Apprehension/fear for self and emotional disturbance/upset were reported as outcomes of one of the incidents of being pushed. Further, three allegations of unspecified physical violence were made, two resulting in bruising and one resulting in cuts and a head wound. The respondent also made an allegation of property damage aimed at someone other than the respondent.

Case number withheld: Allegations of family violence

In this case, the applicant made nine allegations. The first allegation of being pushed by the respondent resulted in bruising. The second allegation of being pushed resulted in two teeth being broken. On the third occasion, the pushing resulted in damage to an unborn child that required the victim to be hospitalised. The fourth and fifth occasions of pushing lead to further bruising, a lump on the head, and a child sustaining bruising. The applicant reported emotional disturbance, upset, and estrangement from the perpetrator of the violence.

In the same case, the respondent alleged that the applicant had attempted to stab him on one occasion. He also alleged illicit substance abuse. The respondent did not specify any outcomes with respect to his allegations.

Case number withheld: Allegations of family violence

In this case, the applicant made two allegations against the respondent: one of medium-frequency verbal abuse (5-9 instances) and one of high-frequency substance abuse (10+ instances).

In the same case, the respondent made fifteen allegations. Six allegations were made of property damage, five with the reported outcome of apprehension/fear for self (unspecified). Two allegations of ongoing threats were made, each lasting less than a month at medium frequency (5-9 instances). The respondent reported an outcome of apprehension/fear for self (unspecified) in response to these threats. Allegations of child abduction and an incident of unspecified physical violence also resulted in apprehension/fear for self. Two allegations were made of being beaten by the applicant, with one beating resulting in hair being pulled out, and the other resulting in back injuries. The respondent also made allegations against the applicant of high-frequency substance abuse (10+ instances), one instance of self-harm, and one uncategorised attempt. No outcomes were reported for these three allegations.

Case number withheld: Allegations of both family violence and child abuse

In this case, the applicant made twelve allegations against the respondent. The applicant alleged that the respondent beat her, resulting in concussion, and that he pushed/grabbed her, resulting in bruising. Two allegations were made of the respondent sexually assaulting the applicant, resulting in much physical pain. The applicant also alleged that the respondent threatened the children on one occasion (no outcomes specified), was emotionally abusive towards them on 5-9 occasions (no outcomes specified), and was physically violent towards them on one occasion (resulting in apprehension/fear for self, emotional disturbance/upset and estrangement from the perpetrator). Further, allegations were made of the respondent engaging in self-harm, threatening to stab the applicant, hitting the applicant's partner with an object, and causing property damage. These occurrences were all one-off events and resulted in apprehension/fear for self, emotional disturbance/upset and estrangement from the perpetrator.

In the same case, the respondent alleged one instance of unspecified physical violence directed at him by the applicant. No outcomes were reported.

Case number withheld: Allegations of both family violence and child abuse

In this case, the applicant made fifteen allegations against the respondent. This included three threats, each resulting in emotional disturbance/upset, and one instance of verbal abuse. The applicant also alleged that the respondent attempted to stab a third party. The remaining allegations were of physical violence: choking (1), hitting with fist (4), kicking/biting (1), unspecified hitting (1), unspecified physical violence (2) and property damage (1). One of these instances resulted in cuts and bruises; another resulted in a broken nose and temporary loss of consciousness. In two additional instances, the applicant fell to the ground.

In the same case, the respondent made six allegations against the applicant of physical violence. These included one instance of being hit with a fist, one of being slapped, one of being hit (unspecified), and two instances of unspecified physical violence. An additional allegation was made of unspecified physical violence directed at the respondent by the applicant's family. One of the acts of unspecified physical violence resulted in cuts. No outcomes were stated for the other allegations.

Case number withheld: Allegations of family violence

In this case, the applicant made nine different allegations against the respondent. One allegation of verbal abuse on 10+ occasions was made. One allegation of illicit substance abuse was made. Two threats of hitting with an object were made, one threat of stabbing, and one additional threat (unspecified). The remaining allegations were of physical violence: one occurrence of hitting with an object; three occurrences of property damage; 10+ occurrences of sexual assault; 10+ occurrences of other physical violence (unspecified). Each of these allegations resulted in apprehension/fear for self.

In the same case, the respondent made three allegations against the applicant: one allegation of property damage on one occasion (no psychological outcomes specified), one allegation of verbal abuse (frequency, duration and outcomes not specified), and one allegation of illicit substance abuse (no outcomes specified).

Case number withheld: Allegations of child abuse

In this case, the applicant made five different allegations against the respondent. She alleged that the respondent beat her on one occasion, resulting in broken bones, and choked her on two occasions, resulting in emotional disturbance/upset and estrangement from the perpetrator. She also alleged that the respondent threatened to stab her on two occasions (no outcomes specified), and threatened to harm himself on one occasion. Finally, the applicant alleged that the respondent abducted their child on one occasion, resulting in restrictions of liberty. No allegations were made by the respondent.

Case number withheld: Allegations of both family violence and child abuse

In this case, the applicant made eight different allegations against the respondent, and three against the respondent's family. The applicant alleged that a member of the respondent's family threatened to stab her on one occasion (resulting in apprehension/fear for self), threw something at her on one occasion (resulting in apprehension/fear for self and emotional disturbance/upset), and pushed her (no outcomes specified). The applicant made one allegation of the respondent stalking her on 10+ occasions, resulting in apprehension/fear for self. She also made one allegation of the respondent being emotionally abusive towards the children on 10+ occasions over 12+ months. Further, the applicant alleged that the respondent threatened her (unspecified) on two occasions, resulting in apprehension/fear for self. Finally, the applicant made one allegation of the respondent sexually assaulting her on 5-9 occasions (no outcomes specified), slapping her on one occasion (resulting in bruises), pushing her on three occasions (resulting in cuts, scratches, apprehension/fear for self and emotional disturbance/upset), and stabbing her on one occasion (resulting in cuts).

In the same case, the respondent made ten different allegations against the applicant. He alleged that the applicant threw things at him on three occasions and at the children on 12+ occasions, resulting in emotional disturbance/upset. He also alleged that the applicant hit him with a fist on two occasions, resulting in a broken nose, and that the applicant kicked him on one occasion, resulting in cuts. In addition, the respondent alleged that the applicant threatened self-harm on one occasion, threatened to hit him with an object on one occasion, and threatened to stab him on one occasion. No outcomes were stated for these threats. Further, the respondent alleged that the applicant was a substance abuser (no outcomes specified), suffered from mental illness (no outcomes specified), and was verbally abusive towards him on one occasion (resulting in emotional disturbance/upset).

Case number withheld: Allegations of both family violence and child abuse

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent threatened to shoot the applicant (one-off) and to shoot someone else (not known who the conduct was directed at or how frequently this occurred). The applicant also alleged that the respondent was verbally abusive towards her on one occasion, and threatened the children (duration/frequency not specified). No outcomes were stated.

In the same case, the respondent alleged that the applicant threatened to harm herself on 10+ occasions over a period of less than 1 month. No outcomes were specified.

Case number withheld: Allegations of both family violence and child abuse

In this case, the applicant made twenty-two allegations against the respondent. One allegation of substance abuse was made (duration/frequency not specified), one allegation of unspecified violence (one-off), and five allegations of verbal abuse (three were one-off occurrences, two of unspecified duration/frequency). A total of eight allegations of threats were made, comprising one threat of child abduction (one-off), three threats of property damage (two were one-off occurrences, one for which duration/frequency was not specified), one threat to hit with an object, and four unspecified threats (two were one-off occurrences, one for which duration/frequency were not specified). In addition, the applicant made one allegation of child abduction (one-off), and one allegation of attempted property damage (one-off). The remaining allegations were of physical violence: three allegations of property damage (all one-off occurrences), one allegation of the respondent hitting the applicant (one-off), one allegation of other physical violence (unspecified) directed at the applicant (duration/frequency not given). No outcomes were specified other than property damage, and no allegations were made by the respondent.

Case number withheld: Allegations of both family violence and child abuse

In this case, the respondent alleged that the applicant suffered from mental illness (no outcomes specified), and that the applicant threatened to hit the children (no frequency specified), resulting in apprehension/fear for self. She also alleged that the respondent abducted a child on one occasion and was verbally abusive towards her (no frequency/duration specified), both of which resulted in apprehension/fear for self. No allegations were made by the applicant.

Case number withheld: Allegations of family violence

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent abused alcohol and illicit substances on 5-9 occasions over 7-12 months. The applicant also alleged that the respondent abducted a child on one occasion. Each of these events resulted in apprehension/fear for self. No allegations were made by the respondent.

Judicial determination sample

Category A

Case number withheld: Allegations of family violence

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent was physically abusive towards her on 1-4 occasions and verbally abusive towards her on two occasions. The applicant also alleged that the respondent's partner was verbally abusive towards her on 1-4 occasions. The physical and verbal abuse resulted in emotional disturbance/upset of the applicant and the child. In addition, the applicant alleged that the respondent threatened to hit the applicant.

In the same case, the respondent alleged that the applicant was verbally abusive towards him on at least one occasion.

Case number withheld: Allegations of family violence

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent threatened her, resulting in emotional disturbance/upset. No frequency/duration was given and no allegations were made by the respondent.

Case number withheld: Allegations of family violence

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent was verbally abusive on 10+ occasions, and threatened her on 1-4 occasions. The applicant also alleged that the respondent had abused both illicit and legal substances. No outcomes were specified, and no allegations were made by the respondent.

Case number withheld: Allegations of family violence

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent was verbally abusive towards him on 5-9 occasions and threatened him on one occasion. No outcomes were stated and no allegations were made by the respondent.

Case number withheld: Allegations of both family violence and child abuse

In this case, the respondent alleged that the applicant was verbally abusive towards the respondent on at least one occasion, resulting in the disturbance of the child. No allegations were made by the applicant.

Case number withheld: Allegations of family violence

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent's partner was verbally abusive towards the respondent on 1-4 occasions (no outcomes specified), and that the respondent's partner was physically abusive towards the applicant on one occasion (no outcomes specified). The applicant also alleged that the respondent abused illicit substances and suffered from mental illness.

In the same case, the respondent alleged that the applicant was verbally abusive towards their own partner on one occasion. No outcomes were specified.

Case number withheld: Allegations of family violence

In this case, the respondent alleged that the applicant hit her (type, duration and frequency not specified), and that he was verbally abusive towards her (duration/frequency not given). These both resulted in estrangement from the perpetrator. No allegations were made by the applicant.

Case number withheld: Allegations of family violence

In this case, the respondent alleged that the applicant was verbally abusive towards her on one occasion, resulting in emotional disturbance/upset and estrangement from the perpetrator. The respondent also alleged that the applicant caused property damage on one occasion, and abused substances over a period of 12+ months. No allegations were made by the applicant.

Category B

Case number withheld: Allegations of family violence

In this case, the respondent alleged that the applicant was verbally abusive on 10+ occasions (duration not specified, resulting in apprehension/fear for self, emotional disturbance/upset and estrangement from the perpetrator), stalked her on one occasion (no outcomes stated), and threatened her on one occasion (no outcomes specified). No allegations of violence were made by the applicant.

Case number withheld: Allegations of both family violence and child abuse

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent attempted self harm on one occasion, hit their child on one occasion and was physically violent towards the applicant (type not specified) on one occasion. The applicant also alleged that the respondent abused both illicit and legal substances. No outcomes were stated.

In the same case, the respondent alleged that the applicant stalked her (duration/frequency not specified, resulting in apprehension/fear for self), pushed her on one occasion (no outcomes specified), and was verbally abusive on 10+ occasions over 12+ months (no outcomes specified). The respondent also alleged that the applicant caused property damage on 5-9 occasions over 1-3 months.

Case number withheld: Allegations of family violence

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent attempted to kick him on one occasion. No outcomes were specified.

In the same case, the respondent alleged that the applicant hit her on one occasion, resulting in cuts, scratches, bruises, emotional disturbance/upset and estrangement from the perpetrator. One allegation of unspecified abuse on 5-9 occasions (resulting in emotional disturbance/upset and estrangement from the perpetrator) was also made.

Case number withheld: Allegations of both family violence and child abuse

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent pushed her on one occasion, resulting in apprehension/fear for self, and that he threatened her on one occasion (no outcomes specified). The applicant also alleged that the respondent was an illicit substance user.

In the same case, the respondent alleged that the applicant suffered from mental illness for a period of 1-3 months and was physically violent towards the children on at least one occasion. This resulted in fear for the safety of the children.

Case number withheld: Allegations of both family violence and child abuse

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent was an alcoholic for a period of 12+ months, threatened her (no details given) and was verbally abusive towards her (no details given). The applicant also alleged that the respondent hit a child with an object on one occasion (resulting in emotional disturbance/upset), caused property damage on one occasion, and threatened the applicant on one occasion (resulting in apprehension/fear for self and estrangement from the perpetrator).

In the same case, the respondent alleged that the applicant caused property damage on two occasions.

Case number withheld: Allegations of family violence

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent stalked him over 1-3 months, and hit him on one occasion. The applicant also alleged that the respondent was verbally abusive on 5-9 occasions. No outcomes were specified.

In the same case, the respondent alleged that the applicant was physically violent towards her on one occasion, and threatened her on 5-9 occasions. No outcomes were specified.

Case number withheld: Allegations of both family violence and child abuse

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent abused illicit substances (no details given).

In the same case, the respondent alleged that the applicant also abused illicit substances, and that he hit her on 10+ occasions over 12 years. The respondent also alleged that the applicant was verbally abusive towards her on 10+ occasions over 12 years and that he threatened both her and the children on 1-4 occasions. No outcomes were specified.

Case number withheld: Allegations of family violence

In this case, the respondent alleged that the applicant pushed her on one occasion (resulting in apprehension/fear for self and estrangement from the perpetrator), and that the applicant was physically violent on 1-4 occasions (no outcomes specified). No allegations were made by the applicant.

Category C

Case number withheld: Allegations of both family violence and child abuse

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent slapped her on one occasion, hit her with a fist on two occasions, was verbally abusive over a period of two years and emotionally abusive on one occasion. The applicant also alleged that the respondent abused illicit substances and neglected their child. No outcomes were specified.

In the same case, the respondent alleged that the applicant's partner involved a child in inappropriate sexual practices on one occasion (no outcomes specified), hit the applicant on 10+ occasions (resulting in cuts, scratches and bruises), caused property damage on 10+ occasions and threatened to hit the respondent with an object on one occasion (no outcomes specified). The respondent also alleged that the applicant attempted self-harm on one occasion (no outcomes specified), neglected their child (no details given), and suffered from mental illness.

Case number withheld: Allegations of family violence

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent was verbally abusive on 5-9 occasions over 12+ months (no outcomes specified), mentally ill (no outcomes specified) and abused illicit substances (no outcomes specified). The applicant also alleged that the respondent threw something at him on one occasion (resulting in emotional disturbance/upset), kicked/bit him on one occasion (no outcomes specified) and caused property damage on one occasion.

In the same case, the respondent alleged that the applicant was verbally abusive on one occasion (resulting in apprehension/fear for self) and emotionally abusive on 5-9 occasions (resulting in emotional disturbance/upset and estrangement from the perpetrator), and that the applicant abused both legal and illicit substances (no outcomes specified). The respondent also alleged that the applicant threw something at her on one occasion (no outcomes specified), pushed her on six occasions (resulting in scratches, bruises and apprehension/fear for self), caused property damage on one occasion, kicked/bit her on one occasion, and was physically violent on an additional occasion (no outcomes specified).

Case number withheld: Allegations of both family violence and child abuse

In this case, the applicant made twenty-one allegations against the respondent, all of which refer to one-off events: one threat of property damage (no outcomes specified); one threat of stabbing the applicant (no outcomes specified); one additional threat (no outcomes specified); six instances of pushing the applicant (resulting in emotional disturbance/upset); one instance of sexually assaulting the applicant (no outcomes specified); one instance of throwing an object at the applicant (no outcomes specified); one instance of property damage; one instance of choking the applicant (no outcomes specified); one instance of verbal abuse towards the children (resulting in the emotional disturbance of the children); one instance of self-harm by the respondent (no outcomes specified); six additional instances of physical abuse towards the applicant (resulting in injuries to the head and arms, and the applicant bleeding).

In the same case, the respondent alleged that a member of the applicant's family pushed him on one occasion (no outcomes specified), grabbed him on one occasion (no outcomes specified) and threatened him on one occasion (no outcomes specified). The respondent also made eighteen allegations against the applicant: one allegation of verbal abuse towards the children (duration/frequency not specified); two allegations of hitting the children; two allegations of pushing the children (one a one-off instance, the other not specified); one allegation of property damage over 4-6 months (frequency not specified); two allegations of threats to damage property (one a one-off instance, the other not specified); one allegation of slapping the children on one occasion; one allegation of illicit substance abuse over 1-3 months; one allegation of verbal abuse towards the respondent; two allegations of self-harm over a period of less than one month; allegations of four unspecified threats; one allegation of throwing a child to the floor on one occasion; one additional allegation of violence on one occasion directed at a third party. No outcomes were stated for these allegations other than property damage.

Case number withheld: Allegations of family violence

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent was verbally abusive towards her, both resulting in apprehension/fear for self, emotional damage/upset and loss of self-esteem. The applicant also alleged that the respondent sexually assaulted her on two occasions, resulting in bleeding from the bowels on one of these occasions. Finally, the applicant alleged that the respondent abused illicit substances over a period of 12+ months.

In the same case, the respondent alleged that the applicant abused illicit substances over 12+ months. He also alleged that the applicant was guilty of child neglect (frequency/duration not specified), resulting in poor health of the child at birth. In addition, the respondent alleged that the applicant engaged in self-harm behaviour on one occasion, resulting in a scar on her arm, and suffered from reactive psychosis over a period of 12+ months.

Case number withheld: Allegations of both family violence and child abuse

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent attempted to harm himself on one occasion, was physically violent towards the applicant on 1-4 occasions, threatened to hit a third party on one occasion, and threatened to shoot the applicant on one occasion. The applicant also alleged that the respondent suffered from mental illness. No outcomes were stated for these allegations.

The respondent alleged that the applicant's brother was guilty of sexual misconduct towards younger female family members, and hence that the children were at risk while living with this man. No outcomes were stated.

Case number withheld: Allegations of both family violence and child abuse

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent was verbally abusive towards her on five occasions, slapped the children and hit them with a fist (duration/frequency not specified), caused property damage on 2-5 occasions, attempted to sexually assault the applicant on one occasion, threatened self-harm on one occasion, and was physically violent on an additional occasion. The property damage resulted in emotional disturbance/upset, but no outcomes were specified for any other allegation.

In the same case, the respondent alleged that the applicant pushed their child on one occasion, resulting in emotional disturbance/upset, and threatened to hit the respondent on one occasion (no outcomes specified).

Case number withheld: Allegations of family violence

In this case, the applicant made six different allegations of physical violence directed at her by the respondent: hitting on one occasion (no outcomes specified), hitting with a fist over a period of 1-3 months (resulting in bruises and emotional disturbance/upset), choking over a period of 1-3 months (resulting in bruises), pushing over a period of 1-3 months (no outcomes specified), slapping on one occasion (no outcomes specified), and unspecified physical abuse (duration/frequency not given, resulting in emotional disturbance/upset). The applicant also alleged that the respondent threatened to harm himself on one occasion, resulting in fear for the children, and made two additional threats (type not specified), resulting in apprehension/fear for self and the children. In addition, the applicant alleged that the respondent was verbally abusive on at least one occasion, resulting in emotional disturbance/upset.

In the same case, the respondent alleged that the applicant made four threats towards him. No outcomes were specified.

Case number withheld: Allegations of both family violence and child abuse

In this case, the applicant made eighteen allegations against the respondent: four allegations of one-off property damage; two allegations of one-off verbal abuse (no outcomes specified); one allegation of the respondent pushing the applicant on one occasion (resulting in scratches); one allegation of unspecified abuse (no details given); allegations of both alcoholism and substance abuse over a period of 12+ months; one allegation of the respondent kicking the applicant (resulting in scratches and bruises); one allegation of the respondent hitting the applicant with a fist on one occasion (resulting in bruises); allegations of the respondent threatening both the applicant and a third party (resulting in apprehension/fear for self, emotional disturbance/upset and the children becoming terrified); four additional allegations of physical violence towards the applicant (resulting in injuries to arms and legs, endangerment of applicant's and children's lives, and the children becoming terrified).

In the same case, the respondent alleged that the applicant hit him on one occasion, and was physically violent on an additional occasion (no details given). No outcomes were specified.

Case number withheld: Judgments of both family violence and child abuse

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent hit a child on one occasion, resulting in scratches, bruises, emotional disturbance/upset and estrangement from the perpetrator. The applicant also alleged that the respondent engaged in self-harm on 1-4 occasions (resulting in cuts requiring stitches), slapped their child on one occasion (resulting in scratches and bruises), and involved the child in inappropriate sexual practices (also resulting in scratches and bruises). In addition, the applicant alleged that the respondent put their child at risk by leaving him in the company of a convicted sexual offender, neglected the child (no details given), used illicit substances over four years, and suffered from mental illness.

In the same case, the respondent alleged that the applicant hit their child on one occasion, resulting in bruises.

Case number withheld: Allegations of both family violence and child abuse

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent was abusive towards their child as a result of post-natal depression (no details given), resulting in the child becoming upset, was verbally abusive towards the child over 1-3 months (no outcomes specified), and slapped the children over 1-3 months (no outcomes specified). The applicant also alleged that the respondent was verbally abusive towards a third party for a period of less than 1 month, threatened the third party for a period of less than 1 month, caused property damage on one occasion, and that the respondent suffered from mental illness for a period of 12+ months. No outcomes were specified for these allegations other than property damage.

In the same case, the respondent made twelve allegations of the applicant sexually assaulting their child, resulting in the child being hurt and suffering from a sore bottom. The respondent also alleged that the applicant threatened her (no details given) and that a member of the applicant's family threatened to abduct the child, resulting in apprehension/fear for self.

Case number withheld: Allegations of family violence

In this case, the applicant made nine allegations of verbal abuse by the respondent, three of which resulted in apprehension/fear for self and emotional disturbance/upset. She also alleged that the respondent pushed her on one occasion (no outcomes specified) and a child on one occasion (no outcomes specified). One allegation of unspecified abuse towards the applicant was also made, and one of threat of self-harm.

In the same case, the respondent alleged that a member of the applicant's family was verbally abusive towards him (no details given), threatened him on one occasion, and was abusive on at least one additional occasion (no details given). The respondent also alleged that an employee of a contact centre pushed a child away on one occasion, and that a member of the police force attempted to hit the respondent with a fist on one occasion and hit the child with a fist on one occasion. No outcomes were specified for these allegations.

Case number withheld: Allegations of family violence

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent pushed him on one occasion (no outcomes specified), kicked him on one occasion, resulting in cuts and bruises, and was physically violent on 10+ occasions (no outcomes specified).

In the same case, the respondent alleged that the applicant beat her on two occasions and choked her on one occasion, resulting in scratches, bruises, concussion, emotional disturbance/upset and estrangement from the perpetrator. The respondent also alleged that the applicant was an alcoholic.

Case number withheld: Allegations of family violence

In this case, the applicant alleged that both the respondent and the respondent's partner were verbally abusive (duration/frequency not given), caused property damage (frequency not given), and were physically violent (no details given). No outcomes were specified for these allegations. The applicant also alleged that the respondent made an additional attempt (type unspecified) on one occasion, resulting in apprehension/fear for self.

In the same case, the respondent made fourteen allegations against the applicant. The respondent alleged that the applicant was physically violent towards her (type, frequency/duration not specified), resulting in cuts, estrangement from the perpetrator and fear for safety of children. The respondent also alleged that the applicant was verbally and emotionally abusive towards her (frequency/duration not specified), resulting in estrangement and fear for the safety of the children. In addition, the respondent alleged that the applicant made five threats towards her (type unspecified), resulting in apprehension/fear for self and estrangement from the perpetrator, and that the applicant stalked her with a high frequency over a period of at least 1-3 months. Finally, the respondent alleged that the applicant pushed her on two occasions (resulting in a black eye, apprehension/fear for self, estrangement from the perpetrator and the children becoming frightened), was an alcoholic, and was abusive (no details given).

Case number withheld: Allegations of both family violence and child abuse

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent threatened her (resulting in restrictions on liberty, no other details given) and abducted their child on one occasion (resulting in restrictions of liberty). The applicant also alleged that both the respondent's partner and a member of the respondent's family were physically violent towards her on one occasion (no additional details given). In addition, the applicant made seven allegations of physical violence against the respondent: two allegations of hitting the applicant with a fist on 2-5 occasions (resulting in loss of consciousness and being admitted to hospital), one allegation of kicking the applicant on 1-4 occasions over a period of less than a month (also resulting in loss of consciousness and being admitted to hospital), two allegations of property damage on one occasion, one allegation of being physically violent towards their children on one occasion (no outcomes specified), and one allegation of being physically violent towards the applicant over 12+ months (resulting in estrangement from the perpetrator).

In the same case, the respondent alleged that a member of the applicant's family had sexually assaulted their children (no details given), that a member of the applicant's family had hit their child (resulting in bruises), and that the applicant's partner hit their child with a fist (resulting in bruises). The respondent also alleged that the applicant hit their child (resulting in cuts and bruises, no other details given), was physically violent towards the child (no details given), and neglected the child (resulting in bruises, the child becoming dirty, and apprehension/fear for the child). Further, the respondent alleged that the applicant abused illicit substances over a period of 12+ months, caused property damage on one occasion, was mentally ill (resulting in estrangement from the perpetrator) and engaged in self-harm on one occasion (resulting in cuts). Finally, the respondent made four allegations of physical violence directed at him by the applicant: one allegation of stabbing (resulting in cuts and scratches), one allegation of hitting with a fist on one occasion (resulting in a chipped tooth), and two allegations of unspecified physical violence (resulting in estrangement from the perpetrator).

Case number withheld: Allegations of family violence

In this case, the applicant made five allegations of physical violence resulting in apprehension/fear for self, emotional disturbance/upset and estrangement from the perpetrator. She alleged that the respondent choked her on one occasion, pushed her (frequency/duration not specified), hit her with a fist on two occasions, engaged in self-harm on one occasion and caused property damage. The applicant also alleged that the respondent threatened to hit her with a fist on one occasion and made three additional threats, resulting in apprehension/fear for self, emotional disturbance/upset and the child becoming upset. In addition, the applicant alleged that the respondent was verbally abusive on one occasion, resulting in the child becoming upset.

In the same case, the respondent alleged that the applicant had abused both illicit and legal substances and suffered from mental illness. The respondent also alleged that the applicant hit him with a fist on at least one occasion, caused property damage on one occasion, was physically violent on an additional occasion (no details given), and that a member of the applicant's family sexually assaulted the applicant. No outcomes were stated for these allegations other than property damage.

Case number withheld: Allegations of both family violence and child abuse

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent hit him with an object on two occasions (one incident of which resulted in scratches), caused property damage on one occasion, threatened to stab him on one occasion (no outcomes specified), and was physically violent on an additional occasion (resulting in estrangement from the perpetrator).

In the same case, the respondent alleged that the applicant hit her with a fist on one occasion (resulting in the child becoming upset), caused property damage on one occasion, abducted the child on one occasion (resulting in the child becoming upset), sexually assaulted a female child in the extended family (resulting in the fear that the respondent's child may be at risk), threatened to stab the respondent (no outcomes specified), threatened the children on an additional occasion (resulting in the child becoming upset) and was physically violent on an additional three occasions.

Case number withheld: Allegations of both family violence and child abuse

In this case, the applicant made five different allegations of physical violence. He alleged that the respondent kicked him on two occasions (no outcomes stated), threw objects on 1-4 occasions (no outcomes stated), hit him with an object (no outcomes stated), hit him with a fist (resulting in broken bones, cuts and bruises), and was physically violent on at least two other occasions (resulting in emotional disturbance/upset and estrangement from the perpetrator).

In the same case, the respondent alleged that the applicant was verbally and emotionally abusive of the children on 10+ occasions, resulting in emotional disturbance/upset and estrangement from the perpetrator, and that he threatened self-harm on one occasion (no outcomes specified). The respondent also alleged that the applicant beat her on one occasion, resulting in bruises, and that the respondent hit the children (frequency/duration not specified), resulting in emotional disturbance/upset and estrangement from the perpetrator.

Case number withheld: Allegations of both family violence and child abuse

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent hit him with a fist on one occasion.

In the same case, the respondent alleged that the applicant involved the children in inappropriate sexual practices on 10+ occasions. The child was too young at the time of disclosure to provide a time-frame. One of these incidents resulted in estrangement from the perpetrator.

Case number withheld: Allegations of family violence

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent hit her with a fist and pushed her on 10+ occasions over 12+ months, resulting in bruises. The applicant also alleged that the respondent threw something at her on one occasion (no outcomes specified), threatened to stab her (resulting in restriction on liberty, apprehension/fear for self, emotional disturbance/upset and estrangement from the perpetrator), threatened to hit her on 5-9 occasions (resulting in apprehension/fear for self), and was verbally abusive on 10+ occasions (no outcomes specified).

Case number withheld: Allegations of both family violence and child abuse

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent beat her on 10+ occasions over nine years, and that he was verbally abusive for 10+ occasions over nine years. The applicant also alleged that the respondent pushed the children on one occasion, and caused damage on 10+ occasions over 12+ months. The beatings resulted in broken bones, cuts requiring stitches, scratches, bruises, blood noses, black eyes, and other physical injuries. No outcomes were specified for the other allegations other than property damage. No allegations were made by the respondent.

Case number withheld: Allegations of both family violence and child abuse

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent abused both illicit and legal substances (resulting in loss of memory/awareness), and that she was verbally abusive (resulting in emotional disturbance/upset). The applicant also alleged that the respondent's partner threatened him on one occasion, and threatened to stab both him and the children on an additional occasion. These threats resulted in apprehension/fear for self, emotional disturbance/upset and estrangement from the perpetrator. The applicant made an additional allegation of unspecified abuse by the respondent, but no details were given. No allegations were made by the respondent.

Case number withheld: Judgments of both family violence and child abuse

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent was verbally abusive, causing her emotional disturbance/upset. She also alleged that the respondent made six threats: one threat of self-harm, two threats to children, and three other threats. Each of these threats resulted in emotional disturbance/upset, and one resulted in apprehension/fear for self. In addition, the applicant alleged that the respondent was physically abusive towards the children on one occasion, resulting in fear for the children. No allegations were made by the respondent.

Case number withheld: Allegations of family violence

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent was verbally abusive on 10+ occasions over three years (resulting in apprehension/fear for self, emotional disturbance/upset and estrangement from the perpetrator), threatened self-harm on one occasion (no outcomes specified), threatened to beat the applicant on 1-4 occasions (no outcomes specified), abducted their child on one occasion (resulting in emotional disturbance/upset and estrangement from the perpetrator), abused illicit substances for four years and suffered from mental illness. The applicant also made four different allegations of physical violence: one of the respondent throwing something on one occasion (resulting in apprehension/fear for self); two of property damage; three of being beaten, totalling 3-11 instances (no outcomes specified); three of being pushed (resulting in pain and bruises). No allegations were made by the respondent.

Case number withheld: Allegations of family violence

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent beat her on one occasion, resulting in emotional disturbance/upset and estrangement from the perpetrator. The applicant also alleged that the respondent threatened to hit her with a fist on one occasion (resulting in apprehension/fear for self and emotional disturbance/upset) and threatened to harm himself on 1-4 occasions (no outcomes specified). In addition, the applicant alleged that the respondent abducted their child on one occasion, resulting in emotional disturbance/upset, and hit the applicant's partner on one occasion. Further, the applicant alleged that the respondent had abused illicit substances over a period of five years and suffered from mental illness.

Case number withheld: Allegations of family violence

In this case, the applicant alleged that the respondent abducted their child on one occasion, and was physically violent towards her (duration/frequency not known). No outcomes were stated and no allegations were made by the respondent.