Police are looking at how they help victims and survivors of rape and sexual assault.

Dorset Police, as part of the national Operation Soteria is asking for victims and survivors to anonymously give their feedback on how the police process feels to them. 

The survey is being conducted by academics at City, University of London, and is not a police survey.

It can be completed online in your own time, at your own pace, and at a place that feels safe and comfortable to you. It should take no more than 15 minutes to complete.

A Dorset Police spokesperson said: "If you are you a victim-survivor of rape or sexual assault, aged 18 or over, and you have reported the offence to the police, you can give vital feedback on your experience with the police through this anonymous survey.

"The survey will help us understand how the police process feels to victims of rape and sexual assault.

"All victim-survivors of rape and sexual assault aged 18 and over whose case police know about can take part, whether your case has just started, been ongoing for some time, or is closed.

"Please do not report any crimes in the survey as your response will be anonymous and police will not be able to contact you."

If you have been a victim of a rape or sexual assault that you have not reported to the police, please do that here in the 'Report' tab at www.dorset.police.uk

If you or anyone else is in immediate danger, call 999.

To take part in the survey visit www.tinyurl.com/1experiencesurvey