Spriggs, M. (2010). Understanding consent in research involving children: The ethical issues.  A handbook for human research ethics committees and researchers. Melbourne: Children’s Bioethics Centre (Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne / University of Melbourne / Murdoch Children’s Research Centre).

Introductory Extract: “This handbook together with a project website is an educational resource developed for Human Research Ethics Committees (HRECs) and researchers. The questions in this handbook are based on actual issues of concern expressed in key informant interviews with members of HRECs who review research involving children and young people and researchers who conduct that research. The questions reflect ethical issues that are being encountered by researchers and HREC members and the concerns on which they seek further guidance” (p.3).

You can view more about the project and download the resource for free (in English only) via the Publisher’s Link below.

Publisher’s Link