If someone has ever hurt your mind or your body, that's not OK. Domestic and sexual violence and abuse are not OK, even if they take place within a family or intimate relationship. No one has the right to hurt another person or have sex with them, without their consent.
If someone has hurt your mind or your body we would like to hear from you about your experiences. We'd also like to hear from you if you have been raped or sexually assaulted, either by a stranger or by someone you knew, or by someone who should have loved and cared for you. Your comments and reflections will help us improve the way that we help others.
We also recognise that remembering abusive experiences may be difficult. If you need to talk to someone about what's happened to you, or if completing this questionnaire triggers bad feelings and memories for you and you need some help, please visit the home page of this site. If someone is hurting you right now, please contact Devon and Cornwall Police on telephone 101 (non-emergency number) or 999 (emergency calls only). The contact details for other organisations and groups offering domestic and sexual abuse help and support are available in the directory.
The questionnaire should take between 10 and 15 minutes to complete. When completing the questionnaire you may find that some questions don’t apply to you and that’s ok. Please take this opportunity to tell us what you think will help us to help others based on your own personal experiences.
This consultation closes on 30 September 2016.