Matthew Barber, the Police and Crime Commissioner is seeking views on the current support for victims of crime to help inform possible options for the future commissioning of services.
The anonymous online survey is seeking the views and experiences of victims of crime and abuse in the Thames Valley and professionals who are either directly supporting victims or referring them into victims’ services. It will cover areas such as feedback on current provision including the PCC’s Victims First service, access and potential barriers to support, and gaps in services.
The survey is seeking a wide range of views to help address the differing needs of Thames Valley’s diverse communities. Victims are encouraged to complete the survey regardless of whether or not they have chosen to access support in the past, reported the crime to the police, or gone through the Criminal Justice System.
Views are sought from professionals working directly with people impacted by crime as well as professionals who refer people into victims’ services such as doctors, social workers and police officers.
To complete the survey, please visit the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) website www.thamesvalley-pcc.gov.uk/victims-survey.
If you are not able to complete the survey online, please call the OPCC on 01865 541957 or email VictimsCommissioning@thamesvalley.police.uk and we will send you a paper copy for completion.
The survey is open for response until 12pm, 6 April. Responses will remain anonymous and confidential. The output will feed into the OPCC victim service review and commissioning of services beginning in 2024.