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Research Request into the Child Witness Experience: 5 - 17 year olds who have given evidence in a UK court in the last 2 years and their primary caregiver to take part in an online interview and diary

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MEDIA: Chloe Pritchard Mon 23-Nov-20 15:33:28

The Child Witness Experience: Hearing The Child and Primary Caregiver Perspective

Why is this research being done?
This research is being conducted within Keele University (Staffordshire), as part of a PhD in psychology. This PhD is looking into the experiences of child witnesses and would like to hear from the child perspective. From looking into this area of research, the child and parent perspective is rarely heard and is so vital in understanding what is like to be or see a child witness in the UK.

The research is being conducted to explore the experiences of child witnesses, so we can better understand and help children in the justice system! We would really like to hear from you, what has happened and hear your voice.

Who we would like to hear from?
We would like to hear from those under 17 years old who have given evidence in a UK court in the last two years and their parent / guardian who is 18 years and older too.

So individuals must be:
•5 – 17 years old when they gave evidence
•Be able to write by hand / draw pictures or write / speak / draw pictures using technology by hand or online.
•Given evidence in the last 2 years
•Accompanied with a parent / guardian who is 18 years and older.

The court case must:
•Be closed
•Have occurred in the UK.

What would we be asked to do?
We ask you both to take part in an 30 minute online face to face discussion with the researcher and then write an online diary for one to two years to talk about what is happening and how you both feel. You can do this from home and submit online from any device.

What will happen with our response?
The Online Interview
After you both take part in the interview, the recording will be written out and the original recording deleted. When the written interview is written, all details that would possibly identify anyone will be removed, so it will be anonymised. The written interview will then be allocated to pseudonyms, your real names will not be used when discussing the findings of the research. These pseudonyms will be rated to basic demographic information such as gender, age and the county the case was held in.

The Online Diary
After you both complete the online diaries over 1 - 2 years, the researcher will ensure the diaries are anonymous and the pseudonyms allocated. The original submission of the diaries will be deleted.

All anonymised transcripts will be securely kept on a password protected computer, with only access from the researchers.

The perspective of both the child and primary caregiver will be considered as a design in a future mock case study. The themes from this research will be written in academic journals and presented at conferences to raise awareness of your experiences. Findings from the research will either be general themes across all the participants and anonymous individual quotes.

How do we take part?
To participate and read more information go to: https://keelepsych.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1YzVRUYlWAUijKl or scan the QR code using your smartphone camera.

How do I contact you?
If you have any questions or would like more information, please email
psychology.childwitnesses@keele.ac.uk

Please feel free to read & share with others.

Thank you and look forward to hearing from you.

OP’s posts: |
user7463 Thu 25-Feb-21 16:35:16

Update:

We would like to hear from those under 17 years old who have given evidence in a UK court in the last three years and their parent / guardian who is 18 years and older too.

We will ask you both to take part in an online face to face discussion with me to talk about what happened and how you both feel.

The research is being conducted to explore the experiences of child witnesses, so we can better understand and help children in the justice system! We would really like to hear from you, what has happened and hear your voice.

To participate and read more information go to: https://keelepsych.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1YzVRUYlWAUijKl or scan the QR code using your smartphone camera.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please email
psychology.childwitnesses@keele.ac.uk

Please feel free to read & share with others.

Thank you and look forward to hearing from you.

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