The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (‘the Inquiry’) is seeking to commission a research organisation to deliver a mixed methods study (briefing note, survey and interviews) with victims and survivors of child sexual abuse to explore their experiences and views on support services.
The Inquiry is seeking to appoint a supplier with expertise in mixed-methods research, including conducting surveys and in depth qualitative interviews. The sample will consist of participants from the ‘Experiences of Childhood Abuse’ module in the 2018/19 Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW) which is currently in the field (fieldwork is due to end March 2019) and who have agreed to participate in further research by the Inquiry. The supplier must have a proven track record of delivering ethical, high quality research projects for government or other high profile clients, and have good knowledge and understanding of child sexual abuse. They must also have the capacity to deliver the project on time, be responsive to queries, and have an ability to write research outputs for non-technical audiences in plain, accessible language, including undertaking a robust quality assurance process involving multiple review stages.