Guidelines relating to research and consultation with children and young people

University of Edinburgh, School of Social and Political Studies Research Ethics Policy and Procedures
http://www.sps.ed.ac.uk/research/ethics

(Note how many guidelines and frameworks are now available! Here is a short list of guidelines and advice from major institutions. Inclusion does not mean that the frameworks are without criticism.)

Amateur Martial Association Guidance Child Protection
http://www.amauk.co.uk/downloads/documents/AMA-Child-Protection-Policy.pdf
Accessible information on recognising and addressing concerns about child abuse.

Association of Social Anthropologists Ethics
http://www.theasa.org/ethics.shtml

British Educational Research Association Ethical Guidelines
http://www.bera.ac.uk

British Psychological Society Ethics
http://www.bps.org.uk/what-we-do/ethics-standards/ethics-standards
Numerous pdfs are listed, including ‘Conducting research on the internet’ and ‘Conducting research with people not having the capacity to consent to their participation’

British Sociological Association Statement of Ethical Practice http://www.britsoc.co.uk/about/equality/statement-of-ethical-practice.aspx

DIUS Guidance for English Higher Education Institutions Safeguarding Children
http://www.bis.gov.uk/assets/biscore/corporate/migratedD/ec_group/D1672361207

Department of Health Good Practice in Consent Implementation Guide
http://www.dh.gov.uk/prod_consum_dh/groups/dh_digitalassets/@dh/@en/documents/digitalasset/dh_4019061.pdf

Department of Health Research Governance Framework for Health and Social Care
http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Aboutus/Researchanddevelopment/Researchgovernance/DH_4002112

Economic and Social Research Council Ethics Framework
http://www.esrc.ac.uk/about-esrc/information/research-ethics.aspx

Medical Research Council Medical Research involving children
http://www.mrc.ac.uk/Utilities/Documentrecord/index.htm?d=MRC002430

National Children’s Bureau Guidelines for research with children and young people
http://www.ncb.org.uk/media/434791/guidelines_for_research_with_cyp.pdf

Social Research Association Ethical Guidelines
http://the-sra.org.uk/sra_resources/research-ethics/ethics-guidelines/

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