Child sexual abuse survivors support group Survivors Australia has joined forces with Queensland University of Technology (QUT) researcher Dr Jodi Death to conduct a research project into child sexual abuse inside Christian churches in Australia.

People who have survived being sexually abused by church personnel during childhood are asked to take part in the online survey if they are now over 18 and the abuse occurred in Australia.

Relevant church settings include churches, church-owned early childcare facilities, primary and secondary schools run by churches, church-run children’s homes and other services run by Christian denominations.

All responses will be kept confidential and anonymous and will be stored on a secure password-protected QUT server.

The researchers hope the study will result in better quality information for use in lobbying to improve outcomes for survivors of child sexual abuse, and assist other researchers and those working with survivors of sexual violence.

INFO: Jodi at Jodi.death@qut.edu.au or Nikki at nikkiw@survivorsaustralia.org

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