invited to participate in a web-based online survey on the role of London child
protection procedures in safeguarding adolescents. You are also invited to
share the survey link with your colleagues. This research project is being
conducted by Dr Carlene Firmin, a Senior Research Fellow at the University of
Bedfordshire. It should take approximately 20 minutes to complete. There
are no known risks associated with participating in the survey.
Purpose of the survey
The University of
Bedfordshire is working with the London Safeguarding Adolescents Steering Group
to improve Pan-London policy for safeguarding adolescents. Part of this work
will involve reviewing the Child Protection Procedures and drafting a
supplementary chapter on safeguarding adolescents, if required. In preparation
for this we are seeking the views of practitioners in London to ascertain where
additional support, direction or advice may be required.
AnonymityThis survey is anonymous.
identifying information such as name, email address or IP address is collected
when you participate in the survey. No one will be able to identify you or your
answers, and no one will know whether or not you participated in the
study. During the survey, you will be
asked to provide answers to a series of questions on policies and procedures for
safeguarding adolescents. The research
team will not publish any information that could identify any person,
organisation, service or local authorities.
Your survey answers are
anonymously obtained and recorded online through Qualtrics (a secure online
survey tool), and data is kept in the strictest confidence. Researchers will import survey data into SPSS
(software used for statistical analysis).
All data will be kept in a password protected folder on a secure
sever. Only members of the research team
will have access to survey data. Data
will be destroyed at the end of the project.
The results of this
research will be captured in a briefing, to be published and publicly available
through the Contextual Safeguarding Network (https://contextualsafeguarding.org.uk/). In August 2017, the research team will draw
upon the survey results to write a discussion paper. In the autumn of 2017, the research team will
further draw upon survey results when drafting a chapter on safeguarding
adolescents in the London Child Protection Procedures.
Your participation in this
survey is completely voluntary. You may
refuse to take part in the research or exit the survey at any time. You are
free to decline to answer any particular question you do not wish to answer for
any reason. However, once you submit
your responses at the end of the survey, you cannot withdraw them. If you have any questions about the research
study, please contact Lucie.Shuker@beds.ac.uk. This research has been approved by the
University of Bedfordshire Institute of Applied Social Research Ethics
ELECTRONIC CONSENT: Please select your choice below. You may print a copy of this consent form for your records. Clicking on the ‘Agree’ button indicates that
You voluntarily agree to participate
You are 18 years of age or older
You work in London with young people. (This includes direct work with young people, managing a team that provides services to young people, and commissioning services or making policies that affect young people.)