Academic Dr Olivia Smith from Loughborough University has created a survey for survivors, in order to understand  survivors’ decisions about engaging with the criminal justice system. She has said:

“We are doing this research to better understand what support should be offered to survivors like you, and when these should be offered. Our aim is to understand how each individual person makes a choice that is right for them, so we will not assume what a ‘right’ response would look like for you. You are the expert in your own needs and experience.”

For each completed survey, Loughborough University will donate £2 to Rape Crisis England and Wales. Please circulate widely on your channels, and consider asking your colleagues and frontline workers to circulate and share with their service users if/when appropriate.  If you have the time and are able to do so, please complete the survey by following this link.