Domestic Abuse Survey to inform the next Guernsey Domestic Abuse Strategy

This survey is being carried out by the Home Department in Guernsey to help understand the experiences of Bailiwick residents who have been victims of domestic violence or abuse. The results will be used to help inform the next domestic abuse strategy and action plan.

The survey will ask you about yourself, your experiences of domestic abuse and your thoughts on what would be or would have been helpful to support you. Please answer all of the questions if you can. If you are filling in the survey online and are worried about someone knowing you have visited this website please read the following safety information at

The survey is totally anonymous and your answers will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Domestic abuse is defined as:

“Any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive or threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those who are or have been intimate partners or family members regardless of gender or sexuality."

Controlling behaviour is: a range of acts designed to make a person subordinate and/or dependent by isolating them from sources of support, exploiting their resources and capacities for personal gain, depriving them of the means needed for independence, resistance and escape and regulating their everyday behaviour.

Coercive behaviour is: an act or a pattern of acts of assault, threats, humiliation and intimidation or other abuse that is used to harm, punish, or frighten their victim. This definition includes so called 'honour' based violence, female genital mutilation (FGM) and forced marriage, and is clear that victims are not confined to one gender or ethnic group.