January 2016

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Many researchers understand the value of involving children and young people in NHS, public health and social care research, but are unsure how to go about it.

These tips were developed by:

  • reviewing existing information and guidance on involving children and young people in research
  • selecting those that were relevant to ‘how’ you involve children and young people
  • asking children and young people involved in research to identify which ones they thought were most important and if anything was missing.

More detailed practical guidance including essential requirements for good practice such as safeguarding, legal and ethical requirements, alongside further reading and resources can be found in a related document Involving children and young people in research: top tips and essential key issues for researchers 2016