Learning from survivors is a core element of our ethos and we often undertake our own research. We also support carefully selected independent studies that meet our ethical standards and which foster a greater understanding of key areas of our work. These can include better recovery for those impacted by childhood sexual abuse and enhancing child protection.

While we welcome your participation in ongoing research, and we are grateful for it, you should never feel pressure. Your welfare always comes first. However, if you feel able to participate, the current studies are listed below. You can learn more about them, and you are free to withdraw, at any stage.

Research project 1
Researchers at Dublin City University want to learn about the experiences of adults who disclose childhood abuse during psychotherapy, and this results in a mandatory report of child abuse being made. We are interested to learn more about how the reporting process influences the client’s experience of psychotherapy. This research study is for people over 18 years of age.
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Research project 2
Researchers from the University of Exeter are conducting an international survey exploring factors around Self and Identity in Male Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse and would like to invite adults who are interested in taking part. Please click on the link below to find out more about this anonymous and confidential study:
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