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Survey of night time economy staff in relation to young people at risk of Child Sexual Exploitation

NatCen Social Research, an independent research organisation (www.natcen.ac.uk), is carrying out a research project for the Centre of Expertise on child sexual abuse. The aim of the research is to explore the views, awareness, and practices of staff in relation to vulnerable young people at risk of child sexual exploitation.

 We are aiming to reach individuals from a range of industries that work during the night (from 6pm onwards), such as hotels, petrol stations, transport, fast food outlets, and leisure centres, etc. If you work after 6pm, then we hope you will consider taking part. The online questionnaire includes basic general questions such as age and gender, followed by a short number of questions about information or training you may have received, and any experiences you may have had (for example, whether you have ever seen anything you think may have been suspicious). Any responses will be completely anonymous.

If you are interested in taking part please click on the link below which will provide detailed information about the research, followed by the questionnaire itself. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact a member of the research team: Nighteconomy@natcen.ac.uk or 0808 168 0747.

The survey can be reached on https://survey.natcen.ac.uk/nighttimeeconomy

The closing date has now been extended until the 31st May 2017.

The short survey will make an important contribution to identifying ways of more effectively tackling child sexual exploitation. Please note that we are interested in hearing back from you regardless of whether you have or have not had training or information in this area.

Taking part in the research is completely voluntary and you can skip any question you would prefer not to answer. And as mentioned, the questionnaire is completely anonymous. This means we do not know the names of the people who take part or ask you for any information that could potentially identify you. Your anonymous responses will be stored safely and will only be accessible to the research team. The feedback you and others provide will be used to write a report for the Centre of Expertise on Child Sexual Abuse.

Thank you.