LGBTI inclusion within Rape Crisis

This research is being carried out by a student from the MSc Gender Studies at the University of Stirling as part of a placement at Rape Crisis Scotland. The purpose of this research is to gather information on:

· The assumptions LGBTQI+ young people (18-25) have about the Rape Crisis Scotland support service.

· The barriers and enablers LGBTQI+ young people (18-25) experience accessing support services, such as Rape Crisis services.

Participants will not be asked to disclose if they are a survivor of sexual violence nor do they have to have accessed the service in the past.

All information gathered will be anonymised.

If you would like to discuss any of the below further, or would like to provide further information in person/over the phone/by email,  please get in touch via

Please complete by Friday 18th August.

* 1. Were you aware of Rape Crisis Scotland before taking this survey?

* 2. If so, where did you first hear about Rape Crisis Scotland?

* 3. Which of the below services that Rape Crisis offers were you already aware of?

* 4. Rape Crisis offers support to survivors of any form of sexual violence. This could include for example child sexual abuse, sexual harassment, non consensual sharing of images etc. Was this something you were aware of?

* 5. Support is also available for friends and family/partners. Were you aware of this?

* 6. Do you know about the specialist support service (Mondays & Thursday 7pm-Midnight) on the national helpline for LGBTI survivors? 

* 7. Have you ever used the specific LGBTI support service on the Helpline?

* 8. Are you aware of the LGBTI support resource produced by Rape Crisis Scotland? Resource for LGBTI survivors

* 9. Rape Crisis Scotland is an organisation built on feminist principles. Is this something you were aware of?

* 10. If so, do you feel this effects who can access the service?

* 11. What does feminism mean to you?

* 12. The RCS helpline supports people of all genders. Were you aware of this?

* 13. Does RCS feel like a service you could access if you were looking for support? 

* 14. Do you feel like RCS is a service that is inclusive of LGBTI survivors?

* 15. Have you had any contact with Rape Crisis Scotland before?

* 16. Please tick any of the following services that you've been in contact with from your local Rape Crisis Centre.

* 17. If so, were you open about your sexuality and/or gender identity during your contact with Rape Crisis?

* 18. Did the support worker ask you about your:

* 19. How would you prefer to access support if you wanted to in the future?

* 20. Did/Would you experience any barriers to certain types of support (e.g. Helpline, face-to-face support)?

* 21. If so, what were/would these barriers be?

* 22. What, if any, barriers do you imagine there being to access support with Rape Crisis? This may be based on your access to other services in the past.

* 23. What are the aspects of other services which have helped you access support or a group in the past?

* 24. What can we do to remove the barriers people associate with Rape Crisis Scotland?

* 25. Is there anything that you think Rape Crisis Scotland do well with regards to the inclusion of LGBTI survivors?

* 26. Is there anything RCS could do better to ensure the inclusion of LGBTI survivors?

* 27. Would you tell a friend about RCS who was LGBTI and looking for support following an experience of sexual violence?

* 28. What age are you?

* 29. How do you describe your gender?

* 30. How do you describe your sexual orientation?

* 31. What is your ethnicity?

* 32. Do you consider yourself to have a disability?

* 33. Do you have a faith/religion?

* 34. Do you have any health or wellbeing issues (e.g. mental health, physical health etc.)?

* 35. If you would like to make any other comments which haven’t already been covered please do so here.