About this survey

At the Scottish Women's Rights Centre (SWRC) we are currently researching the potential barriers to reporting stalking to the police in order to help improve criminal justice responses.

The results from this survey will inform our Centre's priorities to tackle stalking and to improve service responses to survivors of stalking in partnership with those services.

Who should respond

If you are a woman in Scotland with direct experience of stalking and you have reported the stalking to police in Scotland, please help us by answering a few questions. Your views are vital to help us better understand this issue.

Your participation in this survey is completely voluntary and the information you provide will be treated as confidential. You don’t have to provide your name, however if you decide to provide your contact information you will receive an email from the consultant working on this project. 
 
We will hold any information you provide in accordance with the Data Protection Act (2018).  For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

About us

At SWRC we provide free legal information, advice, advocacy and representation to women in Scotland who have been affected by violence and abuse.

You can find out more about the work we do and our services here: www.scottishwomensrightscentre.org.uk.

Support contacts
 
For support in relation to any of the issues raised in this questionnaire please contact:
 

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* 1. Please confirm the following before completing the questionnaire.

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* 2. Who identified the behavior you experienced as stalking?

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* 3. At what stage was it identified as stalking?

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* 4. Did you feel that you were believed when you reported stalking to the police?

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* 5. To charge someone with the crime of stalking, you need to be able to demonstrate they have engaged in a course of conduct (actions or behaviour that have happened on 2 or more occasions). How was your experience of demonstrating a course of conduct?

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* 6. Did you have previous experience of making a report to the police about stalking or any other issue?

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* 7. If you answered yes to question 6, did this affect your decision to report stalking?

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* 8. When you reported to the police, did they try to establish your level of fear and alarm at the behaviour?

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* 9. Were you given information about relevant support services?

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* 10. If you answered Yes to question 9, which support services were you given information about?

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* 11. Were you informed about safety measures that may have been available to you (e.g. a personal alarm)?

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* 12. Were you advised of protective orders that may have been available to you?

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* 13. If you were assisted to obtain a safety measure or protective order, who assisted you?

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* 14. Did the police provide you with updates on the progress of the investigation?

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* 15. Was there anything that could have been done during the process of reporting to the police to improve the experience?

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* 16. We would like to talk to a some respondents to find out more about their experiences.  This is entirely voluntary and if you choose not to be contacted, your answers to this questionnaire will still be used in the overall study.  If you agree to be contacted we will email you with more information.  

Do you agree to a follow up contact?

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* 17. if you agree to be contacted, please provide us with your email address.

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