The idea for a 'Trust and Confidence Survey' came out of Brighton & Hove LGBT Community Safety Forum meetings during 2012. With a message from LGBT groups that hate crime was a significant factor in the City, where higher than average numbers of the LGBT community live and socialise, the group wanted a survey to measure the baseline levels of trust and confidence in police and council services, to deal with this situation. They were also mindful of a recent Police Survey: 'Sexual Orientation and Transgender Related Incidents - Understanding Under Reporting' and the 'Count Me In Too' survey report from 2007.
In September 2012, the Forum commissioned The Trust for Developing Communities (The Trust) to work with them to independently develop the survey and publicity, set up the 'survey monkey' for an online questionnaire and produce a summary of the findings at the end of the process. The Trust reviewed the previous surveys, developed some questions and consulted with a variety of local stakeholders; including the Council's Community & Equalities Team regarding the monitoring and Dr Kath Browne and her work on the Count Me In Too questionnaire. The survey ran from December 1
st 2012 – January 31st 2013 and was publicised through the substantial Forum networks; local media including The Argus newspaper and local radio stations; flyers distributed by the Forum and Trust workers; social networking and a variety of other email and online routes. The survey was also available in hard copy and large print.
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