Thank you for taking the time to participate in our State of the sector survey.

This survey aims to get a picture of the current challenges facing voluntary sector organisations working with people in contact with the criminal justice system and/or their families in England and Wales. We will use the survey to inform the range of support Clinks provides to voluntary organisations and how we work with others including government departments and agencies, funders and donors.

If you do not work for a voluntary sector organisation in England or Wales that works with people in contact with the criminal justice system, please do not complete this survey.

What we will ask you

We will ask you about your organisation's work, staffing, volunteers and your service users. If useful, please have these figures to hand when completing the survey. 

Please allow up to 15 minutes to complete the survey. You can start the survey and return later using the same link to finish the rest.

Some questions will ask you to think about the last year which refers to the financial year 2018/2019.

By completing this survey, you confirm you have given explicit consent for us to collect data about your organisation and any personal data included in your responses. Taking part is completely voluntary and you can withdraw at any time. To withdraw please email


If you have any questions about this survey or would like to respond to it over the phone, please contact Lauren Nickolls, Policy Officer on 020 7383 0966 or at

If you would like to see previous reports, please visit: For hard copies, please email Lauren.

Thank you.