In this survey, we are asking women and girls aged 13+ for their views about personal safety, with the purpose of understanding the experiences of females across the county.

The responses received will inform our local response to the Government’s Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy. To do this, the voices of women and girls are critical to enabling us to develop and deliver a victim and survivor centered violence against women strategy for Lancashire.

We invite you to take part to share your thoughts, feelings and experiences of personal safety.

The survey runs from Wednesday 17th November from 11am until Friday 10th December 2021.
 
This survey is for women and girls who live in Lancashire, including Blackpool and Blackburn with Darwen.

If you do not live in Lancashire, Blackpool or Blackburn with Darwen, you can take part in StreetSafe the Government’s pilot service for anyone to anonymously tell about public places where you have felt or feel unsafe, because of environmental issues or because of some behaviours. Access StreetSafe
 
You can find out more information about the Your Voice Matters survey by visiting lancashire.police.uk/Your-Voice-Matters

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please do not use this survey to report crime - whether recent or otherwise. The responses to this survey are not monitored 24/7. If you would like to make a report to us, you can do so by:

· Reporting online
· Calling 101
· In an emergency, where a crime is ongoing or lives are in immediate danger, please dial 999

Trigger warning
We understand that taking part in this survey maybe triggering for some people. If you wish to access help, you can receive free and confidential support from Lancashire Victims Services

Male victims and survivors
Although feeling unsafe is not exclusive to women, sexual violence and harassment offences are overwhelmingly committed by males against females.

However, if you are a male victim or survivor of a violent or sexual incident, please be assured that we take all reports of crime seriously.

Anybody who has experienced this type of crime (whether recently or in the past) is encouraged to come forward to report it, safe in the knowledge they will always be treated sensitively and professionally.

If you would like to make a report to us, you can do so by:

· Reporting online
· Calling 101
· In an emergency, where a crime is ongoing or lives are in immediate danger, please dial 999

How we will use your data
This survey collects limited personal data. When someone takes our survey, your IP address is recorded as metadata with the survey results by default. While an IP address will not necessarily disclose your identity, IP addresses are often indicative of a geographic location. Your IP address may be used to locate you for the purposes of preventing crime and saving lives, for example to get you help in an emergency or if there is an immediate concern for your welfare.

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* 1. Which area do you live in?

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* 2. Please can you provide the first part of your postcode here:

 
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