This research has now concluded, please find the final report and project protocol available to download below.

Final Report
Project Protocol



Researchers from St Mary’s SARC and the University of Manchester are carrying out research into the long-term support needs of sexual abuse survivors. They want to learn more about what sexual abuse survivors need in the months following the assault so that services can be created to better help victims.

Anyone aged 18 or over who has attended St Mary’s SARC can take part. Participants are asked to fill in an online questionnaire which takes about 20 minutes. The questions are all multiple choice, asking participants about the support they are getting and would like. Those who take part are offered a £20 shopping voucher for their time. 

Meet the team: The study is being carried out by researchers at St Mary’s SARC and the University of Manchester. Pictured from left to right:


Professor David Gadd, Professor of Criminology at University of Manchester
Dr Rabiya Majeed-Ariss, Research Associate at Saint Mary’s SARC
Dr Maria Pampaka, Senior lecturer in Social Statistics at University of Manchester
Dr Laura Watt, Research Associate at University of Manchester
Dr Filippo Varese, Clinical lecturer in Psychology at University of Manchester 


If you have any questions about the study or would like to take part please contact Professor David Gadd at 

The video below will help you learn more about the study.

More detailed information about the study can be found in the information sheets below 

Please embed the attached documents: 

-        Study Participant Information Sheet

-        Study Participant Information Sheet (easy read)


The online questionnaire is available here  (please do not complete this without a PIN number that is given you by the research team)

Or below is a downloadable version of the questionnaire

- Downloadable Questionnaire


If you are a crisis worker, to find out more about the important role you can play in this study, please watch the following video


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