HMIC (Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary) is seeking practitioners involved in supporting victims of domestic abuse to complete an online survey about their experiences of the service provided by police over the previous 12 months. The survey should take no longer than 15 minutes to complete.
HMIC is responsible for independently assessing police forces and policing in England and Wales. HMIC is independent of the Government and the police, and its aim is to promote and advance improvements in the service that police forces offer to the public.
In March 2014, HMIC published a report “Everyone’s business: Improving the police response to domestic abuse” following inspections of all police forces in relation to how they respond to domestic abuse. Since March 2014 all police forces have established action plans aimed at improving the service domestic abuse victims receive.
In summer 2015, HMIC revisited all forces to assess what progress had been made and published the subsequent report “Increasingly everyone’s business: A progress report on the police response to domestic abuse”. That inspection included a survey of practitioners from organisations that work with victims of domestic abuse. In order to maintain the momentum of the improvement activity, HMIC will be inspecting forces again this autumn and to inform that assessment we would like practitioners to complete another online survey via the following link http://www.homeofficesurveys.homeoffice.gov.uk/s/OC3MB/. HMIC will use the results of the survey in our public reports.
Who should complete the survey?
The survey is intended to be completed by practitioners who work for organisations who support victims of domestic abuse. It is important that practitioners answer the questions based on their experiences over the last 12 months.
The survey should not be completed by police officers or police staff.
If you or someone you know is affected by domestic violence and abuse please visit www.talk2someone.org.uk for information about local support services.
In an emergency, please dial 999.