Domestic Abuse Pathways Project 1) Introduction to the Hertfordshire Domestic Abuse Pathways Project Dear Colleague, We are excited to announce that Hertfordshire’s Domestic Abuse Pathways Project is now live. The overall aim of this project is to identify what we need to do in Hertfordshire to ensure all victims of domestic abuse receive the right help at the right time. To find out more about this project, and what it will involve, please take a couple of minutes to watch our video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FH_aksMjVzw&feature=youtu.be To make this project as successful as possible, we’ll need help from partners across the county. We’ll be in touch over the next few days to let you know how you can get involved. In the meantime, feel free to email the Strategic Partnerships Team with any questions. 2) Victim and Survivor Survey Email heading: Your story matters. Let us listen. In Hertfordshire, we want to make sure all victims and survivors of domestic abuse are able to get the right help for them, at the right time. That is why we are asking those with lived experience of domestic abuse what our services should look like, because they are the experts on what it is like to experience abuse and to try and get help. To make sure we hear all voices, we’re running a survey across Hertfordshire until the 28th of September for anyone who has experienced domestic abuse or knows someone that has. It is completely confidential and will be used to inform what we do to help victims and survivors of domestic abuse in the future. To ensure your voice is being heard by us, we would be grateful if you could take 10-15 minutes to share your experience. To complete this survey, please visit https://surveys.hertfordshire.gov.uk/s/YourStoryDA/ or scan this code with your smartphone or tablet: 3) Professionals Survey Email heading: Domestic abuse – tell us what you see when you’re at work Because we know anyone can experience domestic abuse, we also know they can seek help in many different ways. This is why we want to understand more about domestic abuse from those working in people-facing professions, because you are often the people that could spot the signs. You are being sent this anonymous survey because you work in a role where you might come across victims or perpetrators of domestic abuse. Questions will be about your professional experience of domestic abuse, including what you’ve seen and how you’ve responded to suspected or confirmed cases of domestic abuse in the past. This will help us to improve services and support for victims of domestic violence or abuse. To complete this survey, please visit: https://surveys.hertfordshire.gov.uk/s/DAprofessional/ or scan this code with your smartphone or tablet.