NSAB 2018 survey – headline results
As many of you will know, NSAB recently ran a survey to get feedback on Norfolk’s safeguarding adult work. A big thank you to everyone who took part or helped promote it to colleagues and partners. We had 1,203 returns of which 887 were fully completed and 316 partially completed. Further work is still to be done on analysing the findings, including the 36 results from people supported by Opening Doors to complete the survey.
Here are the key findings so far:
- 91% of respondents had heard of adult safeguarding, while 6% had not
- To the question - “Would you report adult abuse?” – 89% said yes
- Of those who said no, they would not report adult abuse, the most common reasons were: it might be a mistake (27%), don’t know how (19%) and nothing will change (18%). The least common answer to this question was it was not my business (5%).
- The largest groups completing the survey identified themselves as working for a healthcare organisation (24%), the voluntary and community sector (17%) and housing (12%).
- Respondents were asked what they thought the priorities for the NSAB should be. The highest response was domestic abuse (54%), followed by neglect (46%) and homelessness and rough sleeping (45%).
NSAB would like to record its sincere thanks to Anne-Louise Ollett (Public Health Information Officer, Norfolk County Council) and Sandra Davies (Information Officer, Public Heath) for their invaluable support in analysing the results and producing these reports so quickly.