Can you help with a study of Deaf and disabled children’s experiences of Child Protection Services?

Posted on September 23, 2014



Three UK universities are undertaking an NSPCC funded research study called “Talking about Child Protection,” and they need your help.

The study will explore the experiences and views of maltreated deaf and/or disabled children and young people about Child Protection Services.

The project, led by the University of Edinburgh, with partners from Strathclyde and Coventry Universities,  is now recruiting participants for interviews.

Can you help?

This is an important project because it is the first time the young deaf and disabled people are being asked for their views on the Child Protection System.

It is hoped that the study will provide valuable lessons about how services can better protect and support them.

The researchers, including  Audrey Cameron, (a Research Fellow based at the Child Protection Research Centre at University of Edinburgh), will be interviewing deaf or disabled young people aged 11 or older from across the UK who have either experience of the child protection system, or who may have been abused but did not access services.

Interviews will be made accessible according to the young person’s individual needs.

More information can be found on the website, with BSL video clips and voice-over narrative: http://www.childprotection.ed.ac.uk/participate-in-research/talking-about-child-protection/

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