Safer Streets Merseyside


1. Making our public spaces safer for women and girls
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No woman should feel intimidated or unsafe. We want Merseyside to be a place where women can live free of fear.
The Government recently announced they will make additional funding available to improve feelings of safety, including in the night-time economy, with a particular focus on Women and Girls. This may be practical fixes, such as better CCTV and street lighting or crime prevention initiatives, but it could also focus on cultural and attitudinal change through education. 

Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) have been invited to apply for this money to fund work in their local areas.
Here in Merseyside, the Police Commissioner Emily Spurrell is keen to better understand what makes women and girls feel unsafe, so this funding can be targeted where it is most needed and have maximum impact in improving how safe you feel in our region.
Thank you for taking the time to complete this important survey – it should take no more than 10 minutes.
We recognise this survey might trigger emotional discomfort and
thinking about these topics can be difficult.
We also know how hidden much of this abuse can be; how often it goes unreported and how it can be difficult to recover without support.
If you feel you would benefit from support following this survey, a full list of all specialist services in Merseyside can be found at Victim Care Merseyside.