Other women and girls have been let down, too. By police officers’ responses after reporting the violence and abuse they’ve been subjected to by men. We also recognise that it’s not just the police but also other areas of the criminal justice system that fails women and girls, including the CPS and the judiciary.
So, this page is to hear, acknowledge and amplify those voices.
This year I reported two rapes. Since then, I found out in my medical records that the police have decided that they’re very unlikely to be prosecuted. But they haven’t even taken my statement. My words mean nothing even before they are spoken. Constabulary: N/A or Prefer not to say
About 14 years ago, I was out with some friends, the last thing I remember was taking a drink, I was drugged I believe, what happened after is hazy, but I remember enough. A man put his arm around me and led me to a graveyard, where he repeatedly raped
While giving a statement about a rape to two Police Scotland officers one officer wrote the statement down while the other officer fell asleep. It made me feel worthless and insignificant. Constabulary: Police Scotland Timespan: Several years ago Did you report it to the police?: Yes Your ethnicity: White British
In 1995 my step dad was recommended to a counsellor for depression. In the first session he admitted to her that he had loaded guns and knives in the flat where he lived with me and my mum. I was eight years old at the time, and had already experienced
In 2007 I was assaulted by an employer I was a free-lancer for. A month later I developed a UTI and haematuria, so I visited my GP, first disclosure. The GP was only concerned that I report to the police, this took up most of the appointment, talking about reporting.