Together for Childhood Professionals Survey

Together for Childhood is a NSPCC project that brings organisations, agencies and local people across the whole community together to prevent abuse and neglect in families facing adversity, including alcohol and drug misuse, mental health issues and domestic abuse. We are working together to build on the things you already do to help keep children safe in Grimsby.

As part of the evaluation of Together for Childhood, we are asking professionals to complete a short survey. We are keen to hear from:

- People who work with
parents or carers living in East Marsh and West Marsh
- People who work with
children or young people (up to the age of 18) living in East Marsh and West Marsh

Both paid/employed workers and unpaid/volunteers are welcome to take part.
We would like to learn what you already know about abuse and neglect, what you do in your organisation or group to safeguard children, and your thoughts about preventing abuse. We would also like to learn about any training or support you think would help professionals working with families in East Marsh and West Marsh to respond to and prevent child abuse and neglect.

We hope the information we collect from this survey will help us to shape future work with you. It will also help us understand if Together for Childhood helps to prevent abuse in the future.
What would I have to do to take part?

If you decide to take part, please continue to the online survey. You will first be asked to give your consent to complete the survey by indicating you understand what taking part involves and your rights as a research participant.

You will then be asked to complete a short online survey that will ask you what you already know about child abuse and neglect, how confident you feel about recognising possible signs of abuse and neglect, how confident you feel about knowing what to do if you suspect a child is being neglected or abused, what you think about prevention, and what training you have received before.

It should take around
10 minutes to complete the survey.
Do I have to take part?

It is completely up to you whether you take part in the survey or not. Even if you say yes at the start, you can stop at any time. You can also leave out any questions you do not want to answer. Your organisation will not know if you have decided to take part or not, and no results will ever be shared on an individual basis.
What if I have questions about the survey?

If you have any questions about taking part in the survey or if you would like more information please get in touch with the Evaluation Officer, Jolien Vos, by phone (07562 204919) or email
What will you do with the information I give you?

Your survey information will be confidential and anonymous. This means we will have no personal details about you, such as your name, and we do not record or store any other information that could identify you. This information will only be seen by the Together for Childhood evaluation team. We will always keep the data in a secure electronic database, and any paper data will be stored in locked filing cabinets in secure NSPCC offices. Data will be processed in accordance with the NSPCC’s Privacy Policy. You can find more information about this at

Your responses will be combined with everyone else’s completed surveys before we analyse the data, so no one person’s survey responses will be ‘singled out’. We will share the learning from across all participants in a report.
Is there any reason I cannot take part?  

If you have already completed this survey - thank you! Your responses have been recorded and you do not need to complete the survey again.
What if I change my mind about taking part?

You can stop completing the survey at any point you wish and you can also leave out any questions you do not want to answer. If you can change your mind about taking part you can withdraw your responses for up to 72 hours after submitting the survey by contacting the Evaluation Officer, Jolien Vos by phone (07562 204919) or email

As this survey is anonymous, the researchers have no way of linking your responses back to you. So that you have the chance to change your mind, you will be asked to create a unique ID code for yourself at the start of the survey. Only you will know that this is your code. If you want to withdraw your answers, you can contact the Evaluation Officer with your code so that we will know which responses were yours. After 72 hours, your ID code will be removed from your completed survey and destroyed/deleted, so it will no longer be possible for us to identify or remove your responses.
What if I am concerned about a child?

The survey aims to learn more about how confident you feel about identifying and responding to child abuse and neglect in your role. We are not asking you to report specific concerns about a child, and as the survey is anonymous we will be unable to follow-up on any information you provide.

If you are worried about a child, please follow your organisation’s safeguarding procedure.
If there is an immediate risk of harm, call 999. If you need further advice, you can contact the NSPCC helpline (0808 800 5000) where you can get expert help and advice. You can find the NSPCC helpline and other sources of support below.
What happens if I want to complain?

If you would like to make a complaint about the research you can contact any NSPCC member of staff, volunteer or local office or email You can also call the NSPCC Supporter Care team on 0207 825 2505.

To help us respond to your comment or complaints effectively, please tell us that it relates to the study:
‘Together for Childhood Professionals Survey in Grimsby’. Please also include your full name and contact details, and let us know how you would like us to contact you.
Sources of support

Talking about and thinking about child abuse and neglect can be very difficult. Because we know that child abuse and neglect can happen anywhere, it is possible that you have some concerns about a child or want some further advice.

If you have any concerns about a child please follow your organisation’s safeguarding procedures. If you think a child is in immediate danger you should contact the police by calling 999.

If there is no immediate danger, but you would like to talk to someone about worries you have about a child, then you can call the NSPCC Helpline on
0808 800 5000 or email

You can also contact local services such as the Children’s Services on
01472 326 292 or visit
Completing this survey may have made you think about your own past, or that of someone close to you. If you are worried about your emotional well-being or mental health you can contact your own GP, your organisation’s Employee Assistance Programme, or contact SPA for North East Lincolnshire on 01472 256 256.

If you would like to know more about how to recognise the signs of abuse and what to do if you are concerned about a child in the future then you can get full details on the NSPCC website:

If you require any further information about the survey
then please contact the Together for Childhood Evaluation Officer, Jolien Vos on 07562 204919 or
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