Ethical Research Involving Children

Some ethical considerations associated with researching young people transitioning from out-of-home care.

Mendes, P., Snow, P., & Baidawi, S. (2014). Some ethical considerations associated with researching young people transitioning from out-of-home care. Communities, Children and Families Australia, 8(2), pp. 81-92.

Abstract: This paper considers some contentious ethical questions associated with researching young people transitioning from out-of home care. We consider the potential benefits and costs for care leavers of involvement in research, alongside managing limits to confidentiality, and the social, psychological, and legal harms that may arise from breaching confidentiality. Some recommendations are made concerning strategies that are most likely to minimise the risk of harm for care leaver participants and the agencies that support them.

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