Latest Study: Safe Spaces

This study has now finished. Thank you for taking part!

Safe Spaces, a DFTB LGBTQ+ study

Thank you for your interest in our new DFTB research study, Safe Spaces. We’d like to ask you a few questions to help us understand how healthcare staff across the world feel about caring for LGBTQ+ children and young people. Below are some questions you might have about the study – please read it carefully before going through to the next section.

An anonymous survey to assess healthcare staff’s self-reported clinical competence in caring for LGBTQ+ children and young people in healthcare settings.

We are asking healthcare staff across the globe questions to help us understand what education they need, and want, in order to provide safe care for LGBTQ+ children and young people, so that we can work to improve access to care.

No, your participation is completely voluntary and you will not be asked for your name or for any other identifying information.

Please note this survey asks sensitive and perhaps triggering questions about sexual orientation and gender identity. Once you have read this information and you are happy to proceed, you will then be asked to complete a short questionnaire. 

Yes, this survey and your responses are completely anonymous. Please do not include names or identifiers of the institution where you work, yourself, patients, parents, colleagues or other individuals. Your answers will be treated confidentially and the information you provide will be anonymous within any publications or reports. Your anonymous data will be held securely and can only be accessed by the listed investigators. All data will be deleted when the study and any subsequent publications or reports are completed, this process usually takes about 5 years. This study was granted ethical approval by the Research Ethics Committee in Children’s Health Ireland.

If you have any questions or concerns on any aspect of this study, you can contact Dani Hall at