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Safe at Home:
Survivors voices through the isolation period
We are SafeLives, the UK-wide charity dedicated to ending domestic abuse, for everyone and for good.
We work with organisations across the UK to transform the response to domestic abuse. We want what you would want for your best friend. We listen to survivors, putting their voices at the heart of our thinking. We look at the whole picture for each individual and family to get the right help at the right time to make families everywhere safe and well. And we challenge perpetrators to change, asking ‘why doesn't he stop?’ rather than ‘why doesn't she leave?’ This applies whatever the gender of the victim or perpetrator and whatever the nature of their relationship.
|About this survey|
This is a very difficult and challenging time across the country with uncertainty around the corner. We are all in a position of being isolated in our homes. For some of us this is not a safe place. We want to understand what you feel, and what you need.
This survey is designed to understand the experiences of people currently experiencing domestic abuse. The information you share in this short survey will be used to develop our key messages from those living in abusive situations, or have experienced abuse to inform our ask of the Home Office over upcoming months. We would be grateful if you could take 5 minutes to share your experience.
|How to complete it|
Use the 'Next' button at the bottom of each page to move through the survey. If you want to go back to a previous page click 'Back'. You can click the 'Exit' button at the bottom of each page if you need to. Once you have finished the survey a 'Submit' button will appear on the bottom of the page. Please ensure you click this button in order to send us your answers.
|If you would like to talk to somebody about your experiences, you can contact:|
|National Domestic Abuse Helpline offers confidential, non-judgmental information and expert support. The team will provide a listening ear if you want to talk about your experiences and support you to work through your options in the short and long term. Freephone 0808 2000 247 to speak to an advisor (24 hours).|
National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline offers emotional and practical support for LGBT+ people experiencing domestic abuse. Call 0800 999 5428 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information visit www.galop.org.uk/domesticabuse.
Scotland's Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline supports anyone with experience of domestic abuse as well as the family members, friends, colleagues and professionals who support them. Free, 24 hour, confidential helpline: 0800 027 1234 or visit www.sdafmh.org.uk for more information.
|Childline offers free, confidential advice and support for those 18 or under. Whatever your worry, whenever you need help. Call 0800 1111 to talk to a trained counsellor any time of day or night.|
SafeLives have created a page containing resources and guidance to help support people through this difficult time which can be accessed here.
Additional advice fron Surviving Economic Abuse to support economic wellbeing and safety if you are living with someone who abuses you and it is available here.