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

(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
Accessible information on recognising and addressing concerns about child abuse.

Association of Social Anthropologists Ethics

British Educational Research Association Ethical Guidelines

British Psychological Society Ethics
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

DIUS Guidance for English Higher Education Institutions Safeguarding Children

Department of Health Good Practice in Consent Implementation Guide

Department of Health Research Governance Framework for Health and Social Care

Economic and Social Research Council Ethics Framework

Medical Research Council Medical Research involving children

National Children’s Bureau Guidelines for research with children and young people

Social Research Association Ethical Guidelines

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