Understanding the needs of survivors of sexual violence including child sexual abuse in Nottinghamshire
Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner has been working closely with clinical commissioning groups, local authorities and NHS England/NHS Improvement – Midlands NHSE/NHSI to develop a joint commissioning approach for support for survivors of sexual violence and abuse across Nottinghamshire.
The PCC and NHSE/NHSI, with survivors’ help, have commissioned a needs assessment for sexual violence and abuse survivors in Nottinghamshire. This needs assessment will inform future services
LimeCulture CIC, a national sexual violence training and development organisation with a strong track record of victim and survivor engagement in relation to service improvement is developing the needs assessment.
As part of this work, LimeCulture CIC will be requesting data from victims and survivors support services, as well as running a series of engagement events to gather the views of key stakeholders about the needs of survivors and what services could be provided to meet them.
As such we will be running a series of focus groups and interviews with services, commissioners and victims/survivors to capture the views, experiences and suggestions about how services can be targeted to best meet the needs of survivors of sexual violence and abuse.
This survey allows survivors and family members/supporters to contribute views anonymously.
It will be open from Monday 26 August to 23 September 2019. Should you require any further information please contact email@example.com
All responses to this survey will be treated in the strictest confidence and fully anonymised before they are shared with the funders of this research.
All members of the LimeCulture CIC research team have enhanced disclosure barring systems (DBS) checks and experience of working with victims/survivors of sexual violence.
Responses will be stored in our secure data sever in an area accessible only to the LimeCulture research team. All identifiable information will be deleted from our servers when the research is complete at the end of September 2019
LimeCulture understands that sharing information relating to this experience may cause distress. The following organisations are funded in Nottinghamshire to provide support to victims of sexual violence/abuse.
Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) - known locally as the Topaz Centre provides crisis support for adults who have been sexually assaulted or raped, including forensic examinations and access to healthcare and follow on support. It is funded by NHS England and the PCC. Tel: 0800 085 9993 (24 hour) Web: www.topazcentre.org
Independent Sexual Violence Advisers (ISVA) provide practical, informational and emotional help for adults who have been raped or sexually assaulted and adult victims and survivors of child sexual abuse. Tel: 0115 941 0440 Web: https://nottssvss.org.uk/contact/ (secure web based referral form)