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A few minutes of your time could help domestic abuse victims and survivors

12 April 2017

We've teamed up with national charity SafeLives to carry out a short survey about domestic abuse.

Domestic abuse can affect people of all ages, backgrounds and religions.

That’s why we're asking as many people as possible to complete this survey (link opens in new window) before Tuesday, 2 May 2017.

It’s completely anonymous and will take no more than ten minutes.

So, if you’re aged 18 or over, have experienced domestic abuse or know someone who has; or if you’re concerned about your behaviour towards your partner – we want your views.

Completing the survey will help us think about how we can improve services.

Jeanette Keyte, our Head of Community Safety, Parking and Programme, said: “We’re always looking at ways of improving services for anyone affected by domestic abuse, and people’s views and experiences are very important in shaping what we offer.

“So if this survey is relevant to you, please do fill it in. It’s completely anonymous and won't take more than a few minutes of your time. But what you say could help us to make changes which will further help victims and survivors of domestic abuse.”

We’re also running two public focus groups for victims and survivors over the next couple of weeks if you’d like to share your views.

They’re in Dunstable on 2 May and Biggleswade on 12 May, both between 10am and midday.

And there’s also a focus group taking place on the afternoon of 2 May for anyone who is concerned or has been concerned about their behaviour in a current or past relationship.

If you’d like to attend any of the sessions or for more information, call or text Danielle on 07785 619951 or email haveyoursay@safelives.org.uk.

Visit the Bedfordshire Domestic Abuse Partnership’s website (link opens in new window) for more information about local support services.

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