Domestic Abuse in Sutton - February 2020

Closed 18 Mar 2020

Opened 4 Feb 2020

Feedback Updated 30 Jun 2020

We Asked

Sutton Council asked to hear your opinion to better understand views towards domestic abuse and local services in the community.

We wanted to find out how we can improve services and make sure that it is easy for residents to access the support they might need, at the right time. 

 

You Said

We received a great deal of information which we can review and work towards improving. Three key points from the survey include a need for:

1. A clearer understanding on where to go or who to contact for domestic abuse help if needed. 

2. Details on where to go for help if concerned about your own behaviour. 

3. The majority of residents feel they can speak to an independent domestic violence adviser (IDVA) about their circumstances most comfortably. 

We Did

The Domestic Abuse Strategic Partnership Board are reviewing recommendations in light of the survey responses and the COVID-19 pandemic. These recommendations include the need for a perpetrator campaign to raise awareness on where to go for help for those concerned about their own behaviour. The Board has also been recommended to agree a sole point of contact for those needing help so we can promote where residents should go for help if needed to avoid any confusion. 

Finally from 1 July following a period of no face-to-face domestic abuse services, we are able to offer face-to-face appointments with our IDVAs for those who need to speak to someone and get help and guidance. 

Overview

Sutton Council would like to hear your opinion to better understand views towards domestic abuse and local services in the community. We want to find out how we can continue to improve services and make sure that it is easy for residents to access the support they might need, at the right time.

This survey is completely optional and confidential; you will not be asked to provide your name. You are being asked to complete this survey as part of a random sample of Sutton residents. The answers you provide will remain anonymous and will help improve the council’s decisions for future activity and services.

Please note that survey responses will be shared with approved research suppliers who operate under contract with Sutton Council. Please note that all data will be kept confidential and anonymous and will not be attributed to individuals.

It should not take longer than 10 minutes to take part in this survey.

For any queries about the survey, please contact Gemma Devine at gemma.devine@sutton.gov.uk 

 

If you would like further information or advice regarding domestic abuse please do not hesitate to contact the following:

For free confidential advice regarding domestic abuse, call Victim Support on 0808 168 9291, or visit the DV One Stop Shop - Wednesdays, 9.30-11.30, Sutton Baptist Church, 21 Cheam Rd, SM1 1SN

The council’s website also provides further advice and contact details which can be found here:  https://www.sutton.gov.uk/info/200335/at_home/1090/domestic_abuse/8

If you wish to delete your browser history having seen/ completed this survey then please do so. If you need instructions on how to do so please google how to as this will vary dependent on the internet browser you are using or find instructions here.

What Happens Next

Thank you for completing this impartial and anonymous survey. We appreciate your feedback and it will help inform the council when making decisions for future activity and services. 

If you are experiencing domestic abuse, or know someone who is, help is available.

Victim Support
(London Victim Assessment and Referral Service)
Call 0808 168 9291 free (Mon–Fri 8am–8pm, Sat 9am–5pm)

Sutton Domestic Violence One Stop Shop
Wednesdays, 9.30am–11.30am
Sutton Baptist Church, 21 Cheam Road, Sutton, SM1 1SN

Drop in or make an appointment through Transform on 020 8092 7569 or email transformsutton@cranstoun.org.uk

The council’s website also provides further advice and contact details which can be found here; https://www.sutton.gov.uk/info/200335/at_home/1090/domestic_abuse/8

 

If you wish to delete your browser history having seen/completed this survey then please do so. If you need instructions on how to do so please google how to as this will vary dependent on the internet browser you are using or find instructions here.

 

 

Areas

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Audiences

  • All residents

Interests

  • Crime and community safety