New virtual focus group for domestic and sexual abuse survivors

Thanks to everyone who took part in our virtual focus group for survivors of domestic violence and sexual violence.

Due to the response, we are hosting an additional focus group next week.

We want to hear your views and experiences of how we investigate domestic violence and sexual violence.

Your views and opinions will help us to improve our response to ensure we keep people safe from harm.

The virtual focus group will take place on Tuesday, August 4 at 6pm.

The group will be run by the force’s survivor engagement co-ordinator and will be confidential.

Liz Lowther, survivor engagement co-ordinator, said: “I want to thank those who have attended the virtual focus group and those who have been in contact about their experiences. Your feedback is very important to us and will help to improve the service we offer to victims of domestic abuse and sexual abuse.

“Due to the great response from survivors we are hosting an additional focus group for both survivors of domestic violence and sexual violence. I understand that taking part in an event such as this may be very difficult, especially during this time. I would like to reassure those wanting to take part that you can contribute as much or as little as you feel comfortable in doing so and that support will be available.

“We want to offer the best possible service to victims and I would encourage anyone interested in taking part in the virtual focus group to get in contact with me for more information about the event. If you are unable to attend but would like to contribute feedback about your experience then please get in contact with me.”

Anyone interested in taking part can get in contact with Liz Lowther by calling 0300 1232133 or email [email protected]

If you are a victim, or are worried about someone you know, you can call the Live Fear Free helpline 24/7 for advice and support;

Phone 0808 80 10 800

Text 07860 077 333

You can also call Gwent Police on 101 or direct message us on Facebook or Twitter. In an emergency always dial 999.