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Harms and Benefits

A challenge for researchers is to find the right balance between protecting young people from risk while also providing them with an opportunity for meaningful participation. Researchers confront an ethical dilemma when appropriate follow-up services are not available to young

In our ethnographic work with children with disability at school, our research team has observed a number of situations where children and young people have been marginalized and excluded from the curriculum, social life and wider activities of the school.

This research explores the experiences of young children when they are in the care of the local authority, with particular reference to decision making processes. It involved working directly with children aged four years to thirteen years and asked questions

Our work with children and young people with disability over the past several years has involved carefully building the conditions necessary for including a wide range of children and young people in research about personal safety and abuse prevention. While

Recent years have seen increasing involvement of children and young people as co-researchers alongside adult researchers. Co-research involves collaboration between adults and young researchers across the entire research process, from design through to dissemination. This approach potentially offers a more