11B – Respondent Safety Protocols and Abuse Reporting

Respondent Safety Protocols and Abuse Reporting
Presentation & Discussion: Center Management and Staff Training
11B - Field

9:00am-10:15am on Wednesday, 5/23/2018

Grand Mesa B

Timothy Olson, U.S. Census Bureau

Session Focus
Although rare, interviewer observations or interactions can raise reports of suspected abuse to themselves or others. When this happens, it is imperative that protocols are in place. These presentations will outline what survey research centers were faced with when dealing with suspected or confirmed cases of abuse.

  • Essential Elements of a Safety Protocol Addressing Respondent Distress; a How-To for Survey Research Organizations - Maureen O'Brien, UM-Survey Research Center (SRC)
  • Developing a Comprehensive Plan for Triage and Reporting Interviewer Observations of Suspected Abuse - Barbara Lohr Ward, UM-Survey Research Center (UM-SRC)
  • Reassuring Interviewers and Keeping the Public Safe; The Impact of Introducing a Safeguarding Policy - Stephen Woodland, Office for National Statistics, United Kingdom