Are you a victim-survivor of rape or sexual assault? Have you ever reported the offence to the police? Do you want to give feedback on your experience?
To improve outcomes for victims and survivors of sexual violence and abuse, the government is currently conducting an end-to-end Rape Review (Operation Soteria Bluestone). This review highlights a series of actions and recommendations to address the significant decline in charges and prosecutions for rape cases over the past few years.
As part of this review, victims and survivors are being asked to share their views (anonymously) on their experiences reporting and engaging with the police via an online survey.
WHY? The survey will help researchers understand how the police process feels to victims of rape and sexual assault. These findings will be used to help the police improve.
WHO IS INVITED? All victim-survivors of rape and sexual assault aged 18 and over whose case police know about. Your case may have just started, been ongoing for some time, or be closed. All victim-survivors will be listened to.
WHO IS CONDUCTING THIS SURVEY? The survey is being conducted by academics at City, University of London, in line with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). If you respond you cannot be identified, and your data will be completely anonymous.
HOW DO I COMPLETE THIS SURVEY? You can complete this survey online in your own time, at your own pace, and at a place that feels safe and comfortable to you. It should take no more than 15 minutes to complete.
This is an academic survey conducted by City, University of London, and not a police survey. Please do not report any crimes in the survey as your response will be anonymous.