Victims of crime are being invited to give their views on plans to create a new online “one stop shop” help service to improve their recovery.
Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner Paddy Tipping has launched an online survey encouraging people affected by crime to give their opinions on his proposals for a new victim care website.
The survey, available on his website until 31 January 2018, is open to anyone who has directly experienced abuse, sexual abuse, harassment, stalking or antisocial behaviour, regardless of whether their experience is recent or not or was reported to the police.
Victims are asked what kind of online support they would like the PCC to offer from a range of options including anonymous support, live webchat facility, testimonials/case studies from other survivors or searching local organisations for specialist help.
The website is part of the PCC’s overall strategy to improve victims’ services to encourage more vulnerable people to come forward and get help to keep them safe.
“Victims of crime are better placed than anyone else to help us improve our recovery services. Their experiences will shape the way in which services are provided in the future and I’m keen to hear what they have to say,” said Mr Tipping.
“I have high ambitions for the services we provide to help people heal from the emotional and physical wounds of crime. Adapting our approach will not only improve satisfaction among victims of crime it will also convince those who suffer in silence that getting help early is the right thing to do.”
The new website will be available for all victims of crime in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire whether they have reported their experiences to police or not.
As well as providing information, the new resource also signposts victims to the local support services which can help them.
If you would like to complete the survey visit: http://www.nottinghamshire.pcc.police.uk/Home.aspx
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Posted on Thursday 18th January 2018