Thirtyone:eight welcomes a new initiative launched by the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse which aims to inform the Government’s new Victims Strategy looking at a victim’s journey through the criminal justice system.
The survey explores survivors’ experiences of support services and the criminal justice system, and will be used in conjunction with a number of evidence sessions to produce a written response to the Government’s consultation on the Strategy, set to launch in the New Year.
Results from the survey, which is open to any adult survivor of abuse, will provide Government with a fuller picture of the views of survivors of childhood sexual abuse.
Speaking about the launch of the survey, Sarah Champion, MP for Rotherham and Chair of the APPG, said "This survey is a crucial part of recording survivors’ views. This will help us to send a strong message to the Government – it will help the APPG to press the Government to make policies more reflective of the views of the people experiencing them.
We want the views of people in every part of the country and we would really encourage organisations, activists, survivors and members of the public to share the survey so we can achieve this.”
Thirtyone:eight is encouraging survivors to get involved and to share their experiences. Justin Humphreys, CEO, said "Hearing and understanding survivors' experiences is crucial to ensuring any strategy is effective at tackling the challenges that need to be addressed. We would encourage people to get involved and help raise awareness of this important initiative"
The survey can be accessed here.