We conducted research projects involving interviews with young caregivers in the context of the HIV epidemic in Zimbabwe, Tanzania and the UK. The children had recent or current caregiving responsibilities looking after a chronically sick family member (often a parent
Finding the balance between protection and participation: What do you do when follow-up services are not readily available? By Mónica Ruiz-Casares
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
Dilemmas at school: How and when to support the inclusion of students with disability. By Jude MacArthur
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.
Working with socially excluded and multiply vulnerable children in research: Using participatory methods with young carers. By Jo Aldridge
Since the early 1990s, evidence from research studies on young caring has helped to inform and shape health and social care policy and practice in the UK, and has meant that children who provide informal care for their sick or
In the quest for ethical guidelines for research into and with children, children themselves are important partners, especially in research on difficult themes as in a Dutch research project of Stichting Alexander (Netherlands) on children’s voices in fighting child abuse.
Ethical considerations when conducting research with young children on distressing subjects. By Caroline Leeson
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
In 2015, for the first time, children and young people in Tonga were invited to take part in research about their lives. From the UK, I worked with the project leaders of two Tongan national charities, Ma’a Ffine mo e
Including children and young people with cognitive disability in research about personal safety and abuse preventions. By Sally Robinson
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
Using critical-reflexive conversations to facilitate young people’s involvement in rights-based policy research. By Meaghan Vosz
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