Research governance in children's services: the scope for new advice

Boddy, Janet and Oliver, Christine (2010) Research governance in children's services: the scope for new advice. Project Report. University of London, London.

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The ethics and governance of research in children’s services raise particular issues. These include the governance of access to children, and ethical issues such as consent. In addition, since 2003, there have been major reforms in the way that children’s services are planned and delivered in central and local government.

Children’s services in England comprise a very varied constituency, ranging from lone providers to institutional provision, and including private, voluntary and public sector provision.

In 2009, following a period of informal consultation with key stakeholders, the former DCSF commissioned this research which aimed to identify and evaluate existing arrangements for research governance and ethics review in children’s services in England. It also aimed to make recommendations for the future development of those governance arrangements with the overall goal of ensuring a more coherent and transparent system.

The first stage of the work involved thorough scoping reviews of relevant research literature on ethics issues in research with children and young people, and of initiatives relating to research governance and ethics review procedures. At the same time, an electronic survey was circulated by email to all 152 local authority Children’s Services Directorates.

Item Type: Reports and working papers (Project Report)
Additional Information: The Reference number for this Report is: DFE-RR072
Schools and Departments: School of Education and Social Work > Education
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HQ The Family. Marriage. Women > HQ0503 The Family. Marriage. Home > HQ0767.8 Children. Child development Including child rearing, child life, play, socialisation, children's rights
Depositing User: Cecilia Kimani
Date Deposited: 15 May 2012 09:28
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2012 17:13
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