I am currently conducting a research study exploring the socio-political and cultural context of child sexual abuse within the Black Community and what impact this may have on disclosure of the abuse.

To be considered for inclusion into this research it is important that you meet the following criteria.

The participant must:

  • Be aged 18 years of age or above;
  • Be of Black African and or Caribbean descent, including those with mixed Black and ethnic heritage;
  • Have lived experience of child sexual abuse
  • Have grown up in the Black Community in Britain
  • The participant self-identifies as having processed their experience of abuse either through counselling or another form of self-development and feels confident enough to discuss and examine their experience in detail;
  • Participants must self-identify as sufficiently fluent and proficient in written and spoken English to participate freely in this study.
  • Participants must not have a dual relationship with the researcher
  • Participants must have access to technology that will enable them to engage in a remote interview using an online platform such as Microsoft Teams or Zoom (if preferred) and private space where they will not be overheard or disturbed.

If you are interested in this research and would like to take part, you can request a Participant’s Information Sheet.

Researcher: Fiona Gray
Email: 1815724@chester.ac.uk

Due to the sensitive nature of this topic, further support can be accessed at these national organizations:

Mind Infoline 0300 123 3393 Text 86463
Survivors Manchester Helpline: 0808 800 5005
Samaritans 116 123 email: jo@samaritains.org
Chester Students wellbeing@chester.ac.uk