Department of Child and Youth Affairs. (2012). Guidance for developing ethical research projects involving children. Dublin: Irish Government.

Extract: “The objective of this document is to provide ethical guidance for developing research projects involving children across a range of disciplines, from medicine to the social sciences. The impetus came firstly from a Department of Children and Youth Affairs’ commissioned report on ethical issues and children’s research, which identified a lack of standardisation in this area (Felzmann et al, 2010). Another incentive was to use the knowledge developed from ethical deliberations relating to the Growing Up in Ireland study. Part of this project has been the development of rigorous ethical procedures to both protect children and facilitate their participation in the research process” (p.iv).

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