Published Monday, 07 June 2021
A Domestic Abuse Needs Assessment is now live and will help providers to understand the needs of people who have experienced domestic abuse in the city.
This survey is a chance for people to tell us about their own experiences and about any services they may have used. This includes understanding any impact that the COVID-19 pandemic may have had. The survey can also be completed on behalf of other people, if you know someone who has experienced domestic abuse and tried to help them.
On Thursday 29 April 2021, the Domestic Abuse Bill was signed into law. The Domestic Abuse Act will provide further protection to the millions of people who experience domestic abuse every day and strengthen measures to address perpetrators. The new definition of domestic violence and abuse in law now states – any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive or threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over who are or have been intimate partners or family members regardless of gender or sexuality.
Children who “see, hear or experience the effects of” domestic abuse, and are related to the two people, are specifically covered under the new definition.
Tackling Domestic Abuse is a priority for Coventry. We need to hear from people across the City affected by this issue. Help us to build a better picture of what is needed to protect and support victims. Your views and experiences will help to inform how we continue to develop the services currently available; from housing and refuge places to safety planning and practical support for families. Remember, help is available NOW if you are experiencing abuse. If you are in immediate danger please contact the police on 999. For access to advice, information and the local helpline visit www.safetotalk.org.uk or call 0800 111 4998.
The deadline for responses is 30 June 2021
All responses will be anonymous with no personally identifiable information reported.
If you would like a paper copy of the survey or need it in an alternative format please contact us by phone on 07886 832 548 or email us at [email protected]
Please help us to improve our services by completing the Coventry Domestic Abuse survey.