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Your voice matters

This confidential survey will help to shape policies and services to deal with sexual abuse in Ireland

This survey is important. If you’re asked to take part please do so, as your voice matters.

To ensure the information we collect is representative, it is extremely important that we collect information from everyone who has been randomly selected to take part.

What is the Safety of the Person Survey

The Central Statistics Office (CSO) Safety of the Person (SOP) survey is a sensitive survey, which aims to assess the prevalence of a range of unwanted sexual experiences that a person may or may not have had in their lifetime, including sexual harassment, stalking and other types of sexual abuse.

The last time Ireland had data on this important societal issue was 2002 when the results of the Sexual Assault and Violence in Ireland (SAVI report) were published. Responding to a Government request, the CSO will begin the data collection for this survey in mid-May 2022.

Why is the Safety of the Person Survey important?

Data from this survey will assist government departments, agencies and others in developing policies and services to deal with sexual harassment, stalking and other types of sexual abuse in the country.

We depend on your information, so if you are asked to take part in the Safety of the Person survey, please do.