About The Study

Welcome to the survey

Dear Potential Participant

I invite you to participate in a research study considering specialist domestic abuse and sexual crime services (hereafter DA and SC services) across the Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton (HIPS) areas. My name is Dr. Andy Williams and I am a researcher at the University of Portsmouth and an independent research consultant. I have been commissioned by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire to undertake a review to identify how access to and available information about Specialist Domestic and Sexual Crime Services across HIPS can be further improved. 

The survey will take about 15-20 minutes to complete and is aimed only at people who have used or have considered using DA and/or SC victim or perpetrator services in the HIPS areasPlease note, you are under no obligation to take part in this survey. Answering the survey questions will indicate that you are taking part voluntarily and that you give your consent to the information being used. No identifiable information about you will be disclosed to any third party. Once you have submitted the survey your responses are saved and, as all responses are anonymised, your specific responses cannot be withdrawn at a later date. You can, however, leave the survey at any point and your responses will not be saved.

Should you wish to have any further details about the project before this, please contact me at andy.williams@port.ac.uk. 

Thank you for taking the time to read this letter.

Andy Williams