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Sefton Council launches Domestic Abuse public consultation

Sefton Council, on behalf of Sefton’s Domestic Abuse Partnership Board, is in the process of completing a Domestic Abuse Needs Assessment to understand the needs of people who experience domestic abuse in Sefton.

The outcomes of the needs assessment will inform future service delivery and help target resources more effectively.

As part of this work, Sefton Council has launched a consultation survey to understand the needs of people who have experienced domestic abuse in Sefton.

Community Domestic Abuse Survey

The survey is a chance for people to tell us about their own experiences and about any services they may have used. This includes understanding any impact that the COVID-19 pandemic may have had on the delivery of services.

The survey can also be completed on behalf of other people, if you know someone who has experienced domestic abuse and tried to help them.

Cllr Trish Hardy, Sefton Council’s Cabinet Member for Housing and Communities, said: “As a Council, we want to make clear that there is no excuse for abuse and that we are completely committed to the elimination of domestic abuse from our society.

“We urge our residents to take part in the survey to ensure we have a full picture of the current services across Sefton and the needs of survivors and children to inform future planning.”

The survey can be found online at yourseftonyoursay.sefton.gov.uk and will close on 4 March 2022.

If you are a Sefton resident and are experiencing domestic abuse, or believe someone you know is, support is available.

Please see the different support services available by visiting www.sefton.gov.uk/behindcloseddoors