Women and girls safety survey 2023

Closes 31 Jan 2024

Opened 20 Nov 2023


Help us take the right steps to improve women’s safety

In 2021, Southwark Council’s Safer Communities Team conducted its first ever Women’s Safety Survey. To learn about women’s experiences in the borough and understand how safe women feel living, working, going to school and travelling in Southwark.

Findings provided invaluable insight about how to improve the safety of all women in Southwark. For this, we want to say thank you.

For information about how Southwark Council responded to the findings of the 2021 Women’s Safety Survey click here.

Who should complete this survey?

Southwark Council is committed to putting people at the heart of community engagement. We believe all women have an interest in this project and should take part if they wish.

We would particularly like to encourage all members of minority groups and young people to participate. Your unique perspectives and experiences are crucial in ensuring findings are truly representative of Southwark’s demographic.

You may complete this survey for yourself, or on the behalf of someone else if they do not have, or are not confident, in using an online device (for example, someone you care for).

What happens next?

We will gather and analyse what you have told us from this online survey, to identify priority areas for action that address the specific safety concerns raised by women in Southwark.

We will also give feedback on how you have shaped the development of activities to improve women’s safety in Southwark.

Everyone who has completed the online survey and given their email address will receive a feedback report.  We will also publish the results of this survey on the council's website and social media platforms.

What to do if you need help:

  • In immediate danger, always call the Police on 999
  • Silent Help: if you are calling from a mobile phone and are unable to speak, dial 999 then 55. Police will be sent to help you.

If it is not an emergency but you need help from the police, please call 101.

For non-emergencies you can report a crime online

You can call Victim Support (https://www.victimsupport.org.uk/) on 08 08 16 89 111 or start a live chat; or call the National Domestic Abuse helpline (24hrs day) on 0808 2000 247.

Gender-based violence support available in Southwark

Refuge provide confidential, non-judgemental, and independent support services to those living in Southwark who have experienced or are at risk of, gender-based violence.

Telephone: 0118 214 7150

Email: sdas@refuge.org.uk

For more information visit www.refuge.org.uk

Additional advice about domestic abuse and how to get help can be found here.


Abbie Box (Violence Against Women and Girls Project Officer)


Community Safety Team



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