CALL FOR EVIDENCE ON IMPACT OF SPECIALISED SERVICES

 UKPRP is conducting a major review of evidence on whether services and interventions provided to victims of domestic and/or sexual violence and abuse improve safety, wellbeing and empowerment of victim/survivors. 

Many high-quality evaluations never get published in academic journals, so are reaching out to organisations like yours.

We’re interested in any services or interventions provided specifically to people who have experienced domestic and/or sexual violence or abuse. We’re looking for formal evaluations of whether, after completing the intervention or leaving the service, there was an impact on victim/survivors’ safety, in particular the type, frequency and severity of violence experienced, as well as wellbeing and empowerment.

By synthesising many evaluations, we can create an evidence base on what works that can be used to support funding applications for services in the future.

Please see the attached for further details and do get in touch if you have any questions.

 

In summary, please send or direct us to formal evaluations:

  • Of any type of service or intervention aimed specifically at women and/or men who have experienced any form of domestic and/or sexual violence and abuse 
  • Conducted in the UK
  • With data collected at at least two time-points (i.e., before and after the service use), and/or compared to a group that did not receive the service
  • Which includes measurement of one or more of the following:
    • Safety (e.g., type/severity/frequency of violence and/or abuse, feeling safer)
    • Empowerment (e.g., feelings of empowerment/self-confidence)
    • Wellbeing (e.g., physical health, stress, anxiety, quality of life, isolation)

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