Have your say on services for victims of crime in the Thames Valley

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) is seeking the views of victims of crime to help inform their future commissioning of support services.

The OPCC is working with a research company, Perpetuity Research, who are carrying out this victim needs assessment on their behalf.

The main aims of the victim needs assessment are to assess:

  • The emotional and practical support needs of victims
  • The differing needs of Thames Valley’s diverse communities
  • How services might help design-out inequalities in access

Victims of crime can share their views by completing an online survey or taking part in a phone interview and will be asked their views on a range of issues including:

  • Perspectives on current service provisions
  • Gaps in the services 
  • Any suggestions you have to improve victim services in Thames Valley.

Interviews, lasting approximately 20 minutes, can be conducted over the phone. Anyone interested can arrange an interview by contacting Caitlyn McGeer on 07739 179161 or by email to c.mcgeer@perpetuityresearch.com 

Alternatively they can complete a short online survey using the link below:

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/PRCI_TVOPCCvictimsurvey.

Participants will be entered into a draw to win £50 in shopping vouchers

Police and Crime Commissioner for Thames Valley, Anthony Stansfeld said: “Ensuring victims get the support they need is a key priority for me and it is important that victims themselves are involved in shaping our services.

“This victim needs assessment research is an opportunity for people to have their say on my commissioning of support services for victims of crime and I would encourage anyone who has been impacted by crime to share their views.”

The information you give is confidential, anonymous and will only be used for the purposes of this piece of research. Perpetuity will write a report, incorporating your views (anonymously) to highlight to the OPCC how improvements can be made to the support services available for victims of crime in the Thames Valley. 

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