Survey will help shape domestic abuse support services in Warwickshire

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The county council is seeking the views of those affected by domestic violence and abuse through an anonymous online survey.

The short survey, which closes on January 3, is aimed at anyone who has experienced abuse, or knows someone who has.

The aim is to better understand the needs of those affected to ensure the services available are as effective as possible.

Cllr John Horner, Warwickshire County Council’s portfolio holder for community safety, 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.”

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The survey will close on Sunday, January 3 and the key messages will be published shortly after as part of a Domestic Violence and Abuse Needs Assessment on www.safeinwarwickshire.com/vawg
If you or someone you know is affected by domestic violence and abuse, contact the Warwickshire domestic abuse helpline on 0800 4081552 or visit www.talk2someone.org.uk
In an emergency always call 999.