The VAWG survey poster (c) Merseyside Police
The VAWG survey poster (c) Merseyside Police

Merseyside Police are conducting what they are calling their biggest-ever consultation with women and girls across Merseyside to better understand how they can be supported.

The survey hopes to gain insight on the thoughts of women and girls on how they feel about their safety within their communities.

Responses to this survey will help Merseyside Police understand what must be done in the fight to stop violence against women and girls, and build on the campaigns already launched.

Merseyside’s Police Commissioner Emily Spurrell said: “Tackling violence against women and girls (VAWG) is a priority for me, and I know it is a priority for the Chief Constable.

“It is essential we make our region a safer place for women and girls to live, work and visit, free from harassment, abuse and violence.

“To do that, it is essential we listen to women’s experiences, so I welcome this consultation from Merseyside Police to take on board their views about what more policing can do to keep them safe and put effective measures in place that respond to those fears and concerns.”

Chief Superintendent Ngaire Waine, head of the campaign, said: “The survey is one of the many ways we are engaging with women and girls within our communities.

“We want as many women and girls as possible to complete the short survey, which is anonymous, to ensure we get the widest range of views, to help us understand how we can take action and support them.

“We want women and girls to understand how committed we are to tackling VAWG, with our partners, and we want them to trust us to do this.”

Last year, the Safer Streets Liverpool campaign was launched which aimed to make women and girls feel safer on public transport in the region.

The ongoing campaign was implemented as a result of a similar survey asking women and girls what could be done to feel safer. You can read more about the #SaferStreetsLiverpool campaign here.

  • The current survey closes on February 26 and can be accessed here.

Featured image (c) Katie Smith



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