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You can download this case study as a pdf here. Positioning young children as co-researchers seeks to elevate their voice, interests and power in research processes. However, there are added tensions when co-researching with babies and very young children, particularly in

Quinones, G., Rutanen, N., & Revilla, Y. L. (2023). A cultural-historical exploration of relational ethics in research involving children. Learning, Culture and Social Interaction, 42, Art No: 100756. Abstract: Participatory studies involving children are a growing topic of debate concerning research

Tucker, L. A., & Govender, K. (2017). Ethical considerations for research involving boys diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Early Child Development and Care, 187(7), pp. 1147-1156. Abstract: The ‘new sociology of childhood’ has activated a growing interest in children as social actors

Fons‐Martinez, J., Ferrer‐Albero, C., & Diez‐Domingo, J. (2023). Co‐creation of information materials within the assent process: From theory to practice. Health Expectations, 26(1), pp.429-439. Abstract: The informed consent process is key to safeguarding the autonomy of the participant in medical research.

Kendrick, A., Steckley, L., & Lerpiniere, J. (2008). Ethical issues, research and vulnerability: gaining the views of children and young people in residential care. Children's Geographies, 6 (1). pp.79-93. Abstract: Children and young people in residential care are some of the

Malatest International. (2021). Ethical considerations in social research with children and young people. Wellington New Zealand. Abstract: Including young people’s voices in social research informs our understanding of how to deliver services and develop policies to improve young people’s wellbeing. However,

McPherson, A., Saltmarsh, S., & Tomkins, S. (2020). Reconsidering assent for randomised control trials in education: Ethical and procedural concerns. British Educational Research Journal, 46(4), pp. 728-746. Abstract: Despite ongoing disagreement about what kinds of evidence are most valuable to

Whittington, E. (2019). Co-producing and navigating consent in participatory research with young people. Journal of Children’s Services, 14(3), pp. 205-216. Abstract Purpose: Research within the fields of youth sexuality and safeguarding, and ethical governance more broadly, has traditionally prioritised risk aversion