News and events Stories A request for assistance with research An invitation from Dr Craig Harper and colleagues... Dr Craig Harper from Nottingham Trent University, along with colleagues from the Church of England, is conducting some research on how members of various communities make sense of allegations of abuse. The research hopes to establish some of the factors that may affect people’s willingness to believe allegations of abuse in various settings. By taking part in this research, which we believe is the first of its kind in the UK, the Church stands to gain much-needed knowledge about the processes by which members of our community make these decisions. This knowledge will help us to better serve and protect the children and adults we are responsible for. This is important research, and we would like to ask you to consider taking part. The research involves completing an online questionnaire, which should take approximately 10 minutes. It is completely confidential and you have the right to withdraw at any point. If you would like to take part, please click on the link below which will take you to further information about the research, and to the questionnaire itself” Please click on this link for further information and the questionnaire.