Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey, your help is greatly appreciated.

This survey is part of a project which aims to examine the development of adult safeguarding policy from the perspectives of both policymakers and those who have sought to influence policy. The value of utilising lessons from real life scenarios and from organisations that are experienced influencers is emphasised.

This survey seeks to explore the different approaches to exerting influence, taken by people with learning disabilities and their organisations, on the specific policy and procedural area of adult safeguarding. It will take no more than 15-20 mins to complete and all responses are confidential. By completing the survey you are consenting to your answers being included in the evaluation.



Your answers will be sent to the researchers at Queen’s University, Belfast and will contribute to the overall project outcome.  We will follow up the survey with a telephone interview with a small number of respondents.


The study is funded by Disability Research on Independent Living & Learning (DRILL) and is led by Queen’s University, Belfast in partnership with Association for Real Change UK, Compass Advocacy Network, NI; Praxis care, NI; Mencap Cyrmu, Wales; Richmond Fellowship, Scotland, and Ann Craft Trust England. 

 It is important to answer all the questions. 


 

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* 1. What is your position within your organisation?

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* 2. What type of organisation is it? (Please select all that apply)

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* 3. In which country does your organisation provide services to those with learning disabilities? (Please select all that apply)

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* 4. How does your organisation decide what policy area/s or issue/s to focus on?

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* 5. How does your organisation involve people with learning disabilities in these activities?

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* 6. To what extent does your organisation seek to influence government safeguarding policy or legislation in your country?

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* 7. Overall, how would you rate the success of your organisation in influencing safeguarding policy or legislation in your country?

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* 8. Who in your organisation is involved in trying to influence safeguarding policy?

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* 9. What do you/they do to try to influence safeguarding policy?

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* 10. Are people with learning disabilities involved in the decision making here?

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* 11. Can you provide examples of when you/your organisation’s activities have had a definite impact on policy?

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* 12. In your organisation's experience, what types of evidence are most effective when seeking to influence policy?

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* 13. What type of support would most help your organisation to influence policy?


Please choose the three most important and number them from 1 (most important) to 3.

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* 14. In general, what are the main barriers to engaging in policy development for your organisation? Please choose the three most important and number them from 1 (most important) to 3.

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* 15. Are there any other strategies you're aware of that have been effective in influencing policy?

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* 16. Do you consent to a followup telephone interview?

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