Participant Information

Participant Information

Centre for Forensic & Family Psychology

Division of Psychiatry & Applied Psychology

School of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences


Project Title: Public understanding, perception and actions towards child neglect in Singapore


Researcher: Yeo Yiyan (email:

Supervisors: Assistant Professor, Lydia Bullock (email:, Associate Professor, Shihning Chou (email:


University of Nottingham Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FMHS) Ethics Committee Research Ethics Reference Number: 247-1802


You are invited to participate in a research study titled Public understanding, perception and actions towards child neglect in Singapore as you are a Singapore citizen aged 18 years old and above. This study is being done by Yeo Yiyan, a Masters student from the University of Nottingham. The information we get from this study will help us to understand how the public views child neglect in Singapore.


About the study

There is a total of 5 questionnaires, and will take you about 20 minutes to complete.

Your participation in this study is entirely voluntary, and you may choose not to answer a particular question, without giving a reason. You are free to withdraw (i.e. pull out) at any point before or during the study by closing the browser window. It will not affect you in any way. The data will only be uploaded when you complete the questionnaire and click the “Submit” button.

You will be given a completion receipt number at the end of the survey if you consent to take part. You may take a screenshot, save to pdf, or email the receipt to yourself. If you wish to withdraw your data after you have submitted your responses, you can email the Lead Researcher by 8 June 2018 and quote your receipt number.  


Are there any risks?

We believe there are no known risks associated with this research study. However, the risk of a breach is always possible with any online activity. We will do everything possible to ensure that all information you provide in this study remain confidential and anonymous. You will not be asked for your name or any other personal details, so it will not be possible to link you with the data. We will keep all information in password-locked computer files so that the data can only be accessed by the researcher and supervisors. Only overall anonymous data will be used when reporting the research findings. The UK Data Protection Act 1998 and Singapore Personal Data Protection Act 2012 will apply to all information gathered within the questionnaires.


How will my data be used?

The data will contribute to the researcher’s MSc dissertation. The results of the study may be published in scientific journals and presented at scientific conferences. The data will be reported anonymously, without any identifying information. If you would like a summary of the results, you can contact the researchers at the above email addresses. The overall anonymous data from this study may also be used in the future for research (with research ethics approval) and teaching purposes. All of the data will be stored for a period of 7 years before being destroyed.


If you have any questions about this project, you may contact the Lead Researcher Yiyan, or if you have any concerns about any aspects of this study, please contact the Research Supervisors, Assistant Professor Lydia Bullock, or Associate Professor Shihning Chou at the above email addresses. If you remain unhappy and wish to complain formally, you should then contact the FMHS Research Ethics Committee Administrator, c/o The University of Nottingham, Faculty PVC Office, B Floor, Medical School, Queen’s Medical Centre Campus, Nottingham University Hospitals, Nottingham, NG7 2UH. Email:


This study has been reviewed and given a favourable opinion by the University of Nottingham, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences Research Ethics Committee (ref. no. 247-1802).