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Survey - Anti-Social Behaviour Powers and people experiencing homelessness

Survey - Anti-Social Behaviour Powers and people experiencing homelessness

Survey - Anti-Social Behaviour Powers and people experiencing homelessness

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

You are invited to take part in a research study about the impact of anti-social behaviour tools and powers on people experiencing homelessness who are sleeping on the street. The research is funded by the Oak Foundation and is being conducted by Dr Vicky Heap, Dr Alex Black and Dr Chris Devany from Sheffield Hallam University.

Please complete this short survey to help us shape future policies on the use of policing powers on people experiencing homelessness who are sleeping on the street in England and Wales. In particular, we hope to understand the how anti-social behaviour powers impact your services users and your ability to support this population.

This research is prescient and timely as repeal of the Vagrancy Act means that a consultation will shortly be launched to develop a new set of policing tools and powers. By completing this survey you will be contributing to this discussion and helping us to represent your views, as well as those of you colleagues and service users.

The research has already conducted over 50 interviews with people experiencing homelessness who are sleeping on the street in 10 locations in England and Wales. Additionally, we have interviewed 16 stakeholders to understand the day-to-day impacts of existing policing powers.

Complete the survey here: Qualtrics Survey | ASB Tools and Powers

Share your insights before Friday 29th April.

The survey involves you completing one online survey to help us understand what impact anti-social behaviour powers may have on people experiencing homelessness who are sleeping on the street. The survey should take no longer than 15 minutes to complete.

Your participation is entirely voluntary, and you can withdraw from the survey by closing your web browser and your data will be deleted from the study. You are free to omit any question. Please note that after you have pressed the submit button at the end of the survey you will no longer be able to withdraw from the study. This is because your data will be collected anonymously, and we will not be able to connect you to your answers.

If you have any questions, please email Dr Chris Devany: chris.devany@shu.ac.uk

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