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Unhealthy Relationship Survey

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  • Author: malloryfisher

Have you experienced an unhealthy relationship or domestic abuse? Do you feel the right support is available or that more can be done to make people feel safe in these situation?

We define domestic abuse as an incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive, threatening, degrading and violent behaviour, including sexual violence, in the majority of cases by a partner or ex-partner, but also by a family member, friend or carer.


  • We want to better understand the needs of individuals and families experiencing Domestic Abuse within Devon.
  • We want to better understand how people in Devon see issues around healthy family relationships, domestic abuse and violence and how these impact their daily lives.
  • Our main goal is to hear about how you felt and your own impressions on whether there is the right support out there for people stuck in an unhealthy relationship or if more can be done to make them feel safer.


We have launched an anonymous survey looking at Healthy Relationships. This survey is for anyone with experience of domestic abuse, current or historic.


The survey will remain open until 18 August 2023.


We value all views and ideas. The anonymous information you share will be used to better understand the needs in Devon of those who face abuse of any kind and will also be used to develop future services, such as domestic and sexual violence support and ensure there is the best possible Domestic Abuse support available across Devon for people who need it. The results will also help shape the service design for the procurement of the new Domestic Abuse services that are due to start in April 2025.


We recognise that this may stir up lots of emotions and difficult memories for you. If you are affected by any topic raised within this survey, we would encourage you to reach out for support by calling Fearless on 0345 155 1074 or visiting the FearLess website. Alternatively, the free National Domestic Abuse Helpline is available 24 hours a day, all year round on 0808 2000 247.


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