Guidelines for research with children and young people

These guidelines have been produced for researchers who are contemplating involving children and young people (CYP) in their research project as participants or in a more active role.

CYP involved in researchThese guidelines:

  • set out NCB Research Centre’s general approach to research with CYP (Section 2)
  • provide practical guidance for the researcher, through all stages of the research process from planning to dissemination: Section 3 focuses on research in which CYP are participants (that is, as sources of data). Section 4 considers other ways in which CYP can be involved in the research process
  • are illustrated throughout with examples from the recent work of NCB’s Research Centre.

Find out more about the work of the NCB Research Centre.

Young People in Research: How to involve us
Guidance for researchers from the PEAR young people’s public health group
The Research Centre guidelines are accompanied by guidance written by a group of NCB young researchers offering a young people's perspective on how to involve young people in research. For further information on the project in which the young people were involved please go to the PEAR project website.
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Participation Works is a partnership of…
British Youth CouncilChildren's Rights Alliance for EnglandKIDSNational Council for Voluntary Youth ServicesNational Youth AgencyNCB