Linxs Consultancy have been commissioned to carry out a needs assessment in relation to domestic abuse in Sandwell, examining any gaps or barriers to support and to consider potential areas for improved service provision. You may skip any questions if you don't feel comfortable in providing an answer, but please do take the time to answer the questionnaire as thoroughly as possible, as your views are really important in shaping future provision. Any specific comments used in the research will be anonymised.

We will keep the information you provide to us confidential at all times. The only exception to this is that we will pass on your details without your agreement to the police or other relevant authorities if we believe there is a child protection concern or someone is at risk of serious harm.

For advice or details of support services in Sandwell please visit: https://blackcountrywomensaid.co.uk

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* 1. Please tell us a bit about yourself, e.g. your age, gender, occupation and the first 3 digits of your postcode. You can also tell us about the domestic abuse or behaviour you experienced - however this is not required. It is enough that you identify as a victim-survivor of domestic abuse to complete this survey.

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* 2. Did you report the abuse or violence to the Police? If yes, what was this experience like. If you chose not to report, can you explain why?

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* 3. What services/agencies have you been in contact with to try and obtain support?

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* 4. Please tell us more about your experience of this contact with services and agencies. We are particularly keen to know how you felt you were treated, and any positive or negative elements to the support.

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* 5. Do you feel that you had support to navigate between services? How easy was it to find out what was available?

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* 6. What changes would you like to see made to improve support in the future?

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* 7. What is your most important priority moving forward? Is there any service or individual that is helping you to achieve this?

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* 8. Do you have any further comments not raised above?

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* 9. If you are willing to consent to be interviewed in more detail, please provide details here as to the best way of contacting you. Alternatively you can leave us a message at data@linxs.org.uk

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