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INTRODUCTION

I am a Black (Nigerian-British) academic researching the experiences of Black mothers who have encountered difficult, violent or abusive from their child (aged between 10-25) for my doctorate at Oxford. Child to Parent Violence and Aggression can occur in families regardless of race, culture, religion and class. I want to understand how Black (African and Caribbean) mothers experience this issue, their coping mechanisms and any barriers they may have faced to seeking and receiving support.

I am interested to hear the views of Black mothers because their experiences and perspectives have not been considered in research. Nor has the role of culture, religion, race and ethnicity in shaping helpseeking for CPVA been explored. The project is overseen by Professor Rachel Condry, who has been researching the problem of child/adolescent to parent violence for over ten years.

Please find below some information that will help you decide whether you wish to take part in the online survey. Please note that you may only take part if you are aged over 18 years, and that in order to complete the survey you must tick the box at the bottom of this information, asking you to confirm that you are aged over 18 years and that you agree to take part.

What happens if I agree to take part?

Participating in our survey is voluntary, and you may withdraw at any point during the survey, by closing the browser, before you submit your answers at the end of the survey. If you withdraw before the end of the survey without clicking ‘Finish’, none of your answers will be stored.

If you agree to take part in the anonymous survey, you will be asked to answer a series of questions about your recent experiences of violence or abuse from your child(ren). We will not ask you to provide any information that could potentially identify you (such as names of people or places) or record any personal information about you – all of the information we ask you to provide will be completely anonymous.

We understand that you may find it distressing to think about and reveal your personal experiences of child and adolescent to parent violence and abuse, and although we are unable to provide you with any direct support, we do provide more information about sources of support at the end of the survey. Because the survey is completely anonymous, we cannot reply to comments or points that you make. 

You do not have to answer every question – if you do not feel comfortable answering question you can tick ‘prefer not to say’ or just skip forward to the next question.

The survey could take approximately 40 minutes but might be quicker if questions are skipped or answers are brief, or longer if you share more detail in the open text boxes. 

How will my data be used?

Your answers to all questions will be anonymous and will be kept confidential. JISC Surveys and the University of Oxford are the data controllers and will determine how your data is used. The researchers (Professor Rachel Condry and Anu Adebogun) will have access to your survey answers, and will only use your data for the purposes of the research project as outlined above. Your data will be stored in a password protected file on a secure University network, and your IP address will not be stored. Research data will be under protective storage for a minimum of three years, before being securely destroyed. Further information about your rights with respect to your personal data is available from

http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/councilsec/compliance/gdpr/individualrights/.

The answers to the questions that you provide will be analysed by the researchers and used to inform academic publications, presentations at academic and practitioners conferences, and publications prepared for practitioners (such as practice guidelines). We will ensure that any personal data that could be used to identify you is removed or anonymised prior to any findings being published or presented.

This research project has been reviewed and approved by the University of Oxford Central Research Ethics Committee.

If you have any queries about taking part in this survey, please email Anu Adebogun (Anuoluwapo.adebogun@crim.ox.ac.uk) or  Professor Rachel Condry (rachel.condry@crim.ox.ac.uk) who will respond as soon as we can to your query.

If you are unhappy with our response to your query, or wish to make a formal complaint, please contact the relevant Chair of the Research Ethics Committee at the University of Oxford. Their details are as follows:

Chair, Social Sciences & Humanities Inter-Divisional Research Ethics Committee;

Email: ethics@socsci.ox.ac.uk; Address: Research Services, University of Oxford, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD.

The Chair will seek to resolve the matter in a reasonably expeditious manner.

Many thanks for your time and we hope that you are willing to take part.

1.1. If you have read the information above and agree to participate with the understanding that the data (including any personal data) you submit will be processed accordingly, please check the relevant box below to get started.  
2.2. Please note that this is an anonymous survey, meaning that the researchers will not be able to connect any of the participant’s answers to a person. Therefore, if you are in an emergency situation or facing severe risk, please contact emergency services. Since we are not able to connect responses to specific individuals, we will be unable to send help to you if such a disclosure is made during the survey.
3.3. You may only participate in this survey if you are 18 years of age or over.
4.4. What is your gender?
5.5. What is your age?
7.7. What is your ethnicity?
12.12. What is your relationship to the child/adolescent?
14.14. What category describes your annual household income?