Domestic Abuse Commissioner extends survey deadline as victims urged to come forward

The Domestic Abuse Commissioner for England and Wales has extended the deadline on a survey aimed at all domestic abuse survivors over the age of 16 who have used or thought about using domestic abuse services in the last three years.

Every year around 2.3m people experience domestic abuse. On average, two women are killed every week by a current or former partner.

Data collected by the survey will map out where services require improvements.

South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Dr Alan Billings, said: “The figures around domestic abuse throughout the country are shockingly high.

“Everyone deserves equal access to help when fleeing domestic violence and bringing perpetrators to justice and I encourage anyone affected by domestic violence in our county to share their experiences via the survey to help the Domestic Abuse Commissioner paint a picture of where services can be improved.”

The Domestic Abuse Commissioner wants to hear from people who have experienced any kind of domestic abuse which can include but is not limited to, the following: coercive control (a pattern of intimidation, degradation, isolation and control with the use or threat of physical or sexual violence); psychological and/or emotional abuse; physical or sexual abuse; financial or economic abuse; harassment and stalking; online or digital abuse.

The survey for survivors of domestic abuse has been extended until the 14th February. To submit feedback, click here.