Thank you for taking the time to participate in our State of the Sector survey.

This survey aims to get a picture of the current challenges impacting voluntary sector organisations working with people in contact with the criminal justice system and/or their families in England and Wales. We use the survey to inform the range of support Clinks provides for voluntary organisations, as well as our work with others including government departments and agencies, funders and donors

If you would like to see previous reports, please visit: For hard copies, please email

What we will ask you
We will ask you to provide information about your organisation's work, staffing, volunteers, beneficiaries and your experiences of partnership working. This year we also want to explore how you are working to identify and meet the needs of your clients with protected characteristics.

Please allow up to 15-20 minutes to complete the survey. You can complete a portion of the survey and return later using the same link to finish the rest.

Some questions will ask you to think about the last year which refers to the financial year 2016/2017.

In the questionnaire we ask about contact details of your organisation. This will help Clinks with data analysis and ensure that a good range of organisations has been reached. Your details will be only be read by Clinks and NCVO who are partnering in the research. We will not share your data with third parties, or use it to do anything other than contact you for further information or clarification on your answers. No organisation will be named or otherwise identified in the report produced. Participants are under no obligation to provide contact details.

If you have any questions about this survey or would like to respond to it over the phone, please contact Nicola Drinkwater, Senior Policy Officer on 0785 0084 018 or at

Thank you.