Domestic Abuse Needs Assessment Survey

Published: 26 May 2021

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On Thursday 29th April 2021, the Domestic Abuse Bill was signed into law.  The Domestic Abuse Act will provide further protections to the millions of people who experience domestic abuse and strengthen measures to tackle perpetrators.

In response to the Act, the City and County Councils are undertaking this survey to determine the level of need for support for those affected by domestic abuse and the responses we need to put in place.

The new definition of domestic violence and abuse 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. 

We must gain the views and experiences of our residents to inform the assessment and development of our strategies.

We are keen to hear from people across the city and county to enable us to build a better picture of people's understanding of domestic abuse and the support needed to protect victims.

We would like people’s views on Domestic Abuse, even if you or someone you know hasn’t been directly affected.

Please submit your survey by 5.00pm on Wednesday 4th August 2021.

There is more information, support and advice on our Domestic abuse and homeless web page. 

If you are affected by domestic abuse, or you would like to speak to somebody because of issues raised by this survey, please call:

Derby City: 0800 085 3481 or County Council area of Derbyshire: 0800 0198 668

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