9th Dec, 2016

Warwickshire County Council lets people have their say about services for domestic abuse victims

Stratford Editorial 29th Dec, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

THOSE affected by domestic violence can have their say about county services through an anonymous online survey.

Warwickshire County Council is seeking the views of people who have experienced abuse to improve services to help victims – the survey closes on Sunday (January 3).

Community spokesman, Coun John Horner said: “Around 9,000 people suffer domestic violence and abuse each year in Warwickshire, and this does not include the children in those families. Sadly, we know this is likely to be an under-estimate as many people don’t come forward and some don’t recognise their experiences as domestic violence and abuse.

“With such grave statistics it is vital that we do all we can to understand the experiences of those living with violence and abuse in order to improve the support and protection we provide and prevent future harm.”

Visit https://askwarks.wordpress.com/2015/10/06/domestic-violence-and-abuse/ to complete the survey.

Help for people affected by domestic abuse can be found at www.talk2someone.org.uk or by calling the Warwickshire helpline on 0800 4081552.