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Researchers at Coventry and Leicester universities are working with Christian charities Restored and Churches Together in Cumbria to carry out the first major UK study of Church responses to domestic abuse. 

The study will collect vital data that will inform the training provided to churches. We invite everyone who attends a church in Cumbria – whatever your gender or experience of this issue - to take part in the research. 

The research has received ethical approval. Participants’ confidentiality and anonymity will be assured; the church won’t be named and we don’t require your name or contact details.

To complete the survey online click here. Alternatively copy this address into your browser https://coventry.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/cumbria

You can also request a paper copy and SAE by ringing 024 7765 1182. All help is greatly appreciated.

Please do not complete the survey if you live outside of Cumbria in the UK or anywhere else in the world. This is to ensure accuracy of data.  Please do pass it on to people who you may know, or any contacts in Cumbria who attend church, however frequently.

Thank you.

Restored, in conjunction with the Universities of Coventry & Leicester, and Churches Together in Cumbria, are conducting an important research study, Church Responses to Domestic Abuse: A Case Study of Cumbria.

This is the first major UK study of how churches approach domestic abuse.

Research is crucial to uncovering the scale of domestic abuse in Christian communities so that they can offer the appropriate response; until now, there has been no adequate information about the scale and dynamics of the problem, making it hard for churches to know how best to support victims and survivors.

We are thankful for the support of several charitable trusts, some of those include:

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