Domestic abuse can happen to anyone

This questionnaire is aimed at residents of Doncaster. 

If you have experienced it personally please fill out a different questionnaire as your direct experience as a survivor of domestic abuse is vital in informing decision makers about services and how they are delivered.
https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/T32MZV9 

If you haven’t experienced domestic abuse yourself we still need your feedback.  Domestic abuse can happen to anyone. 

For the 12-month period to year ending March 2020 (figures from the Office of National Statistics):

·         the Crime Survey for England and Wales showed that an estimated 2.3 million adults aged 16 to 74 years experienced domestic abuse in the last year

·         the police recorded 758,941 domestic abuse-related crimes in England and Wales (excluding Greater Manchester Police), an increase of 9% from the previous year

·         there was generally an increase in demand for domestic abuse victim support services, including a 65% increase in calls and contacts logged by the National Domestic Abuse Helpline between April and June 2020, compared with the first three months of the year

·         Data from the Home Office Homicide from April 2017 to March 2019 show that over three-quarters of victims of domestic homicide were female (77% or 274 victims)

·         Of the domestic homicides, the suspect was male in the majority of cases (263; 96%). Of the 83 male victims of domestic homicide, the suspect was female in 39 cases, and male in 44 cases

You could be a victim in the future or you could have a friend, colleague or family member that needs help.  We want to get it right first time as we know that it is often difficult for people to realise and accept that they are in an abusive relationship, and even harder to ask for help.  That is why your answers to these questions is so important in shaping the domestic abuse strategy and support services.

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* 1. Did you know that domestic abuse can happen between two people in a relationship but also between family members e.g. siblings (over the age of 16 years), children aged 16 years or above and their parents, grandparents or other family members including step family and in-laws?

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* 2. Did you know that it is still domestic abuse even if the abuse continues after the relationship has ended?

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* 3. Which of the following do you think are types of domestic abuse? (please tick all the ones that you think are types of domestic abuse)

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* 4. If you or a friend, family member of colleague were in an abusive relationship, would you know how to help them or what services are available to support people in abusive relationships?

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* 5. For your information you can find out what support is available by visiting the Doncaster Council website www.doncaster.gov.uk/domesticabuse or the South Yorkshire Police website

There is also the national 24 hour domestic abuse helpline on 0808 2000 247. 
Always dial 999 in an emergency.

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* 6. Do you think there should be more awareness of domestic abuse?

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* 7. If you answered Yes, what messages do you think are the most important (please tick your top 5 most important messages):

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* 8. According to the official definition, domestic abuse is anyone over the age of 16 years.  However we know that young people start relationships much younger than 16 years.  Do you think there should be more awareness of domestic abuse/unhealthy and healthy relationships aimed at young people?

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* 9. What more do you think organisations in Doncaster should be doing to prevent and tackle domestic abuse?

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* 10. Which organisation/agency/person would you contact first if you were subject to domestic abuse?  

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* 11. In what ward is your home located?

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* 12. What language do you mainly speak at home?

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* 13. In what year were you born? (enter 4-digit birth year; for example, 1976)

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* 14. Do you identify with any of the following religions? (Please select all that apply.)

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* 15. What is your gender?

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* 16. Do you consider yourself to be transgender?

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* 17. Which race/ethnicity best describes you? (Please choose only one.)

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