Scoping the evidence on preventive interventions in domestic abuse for children and young people in the general population (PEACH)

We would like to invite you to take part in an online survey for professionals involved in managing or delivering programmes or other interventions for children and young people that aim to prevent domestic abuse or promote healthy relationships. This could be curriculum or non-curriculum activities in schools or media and community initiatives. We understand that this is a very busy time for you but we would be very grateful if you could find the opportunity to complete and return the survey.

The survey aims to discover what work on preventing domestic abuse is already happening in schools in your area. It is being undertaken by a team from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), the University of Bristol and the Royal College of Psychiatrists in partnership with the PSHE Association and Women’s Aid. It is funded by the National Institute for Health Research. A project information sheet providing further details of the study is attached.

We are undertaking the survey in the following local authority areas only:
Merthyr Tydfil
North Yorkshire
Richmond Upon Thames

We would be extremely grateful if you or someone in your organisation could complete the survey within one week of receiving it if you are involved in work in any of the above areas. We are interested in hearing about media and community initiatives and campaigns along with school-based work or programmes. Directions for completing the survey and the survey can be accessed here:  

The survey takes about 30 minutes to complete. You don't have to complete it all in one go - if you want you can leave it and return to it at another time - your answers will be automatically saved. Please complete questions 1-5 and questions 210-212, even if no relevant work is happening in your area at present, since the research aims to map what is and is not happening.

Ethical approval for the research has been granted by the Association of Directors of Children’s Services [UCLAN RGE130729] and the UCLan Research Ethics Committee.

Please do not hesitate to contact Nicola Farrelly at if you have any questions or require further information.

Your participation in this study will help us discover what interventions are effective in preventing domestic abuse and can be delivered in schools now and in the future.