Council encourages support for domestic abuse survey

​Date: 17/12/2014

We are encouraging residents to complete a new domestic abuse survey to help understand attitudes towards this taboo subject.

The survey, available online via consists of seven questions and can be completed anonymously. It aims to give the Council an insight into people's perceptions on domestic abuse.

Cllr Maureen Cummings, Cabinet Member for Environment and Communities said: "There is no excuse for any form of domestic abuse, whether that is verbal, psychological, emotional, financial, physical or sexual and we want to make sure victims and their families are safe.

"This online survey will help us to recognise what residents think and feel about this subject so that we can continue tackling domestic abuse and supporting people of the district."

Free sensitive support is available for anybody suffering from domestic abuse, and victims are urged to speak out.

Help is available from Safe At Home which provides a specialist service offering advice, support and information to those affected by domestic abuse on 0800 9 15 15 61.

For 24/7 help contact the National Domestic Abuse helpline on 0808 2000 247.