Institute for Social Science in the 21st Century

ISS21 Children and Young People cluster co-hosts national workshop

1 Jul
Pictured at the recent CRNINI/ISS21 workshop, l to r: Dr Angela O'Connell, Dr Helen Lynch, Dr Aisling Sheehan, Ms. Donna O'Leary

The ISS21 Children and Young People cluster in association with the Children's Research Network for Ireland and Northern Ireland (CRNINI) recently hosted a workshop on ethics, consent and participation in research with children and young people. The event explored some of the complex ethical issues involved in conducting research with children and young people, from the perspectives of researchers, children, families and service-providers. Over 50 people from across the country attended this half-day workshop in UCC on June 14th.

The event was opened by Aisling Sheehan of the CRNINI and chaired by Caitriona Ni Laoire of ISS21. The three speakers, Angela O'Connell, Helen Lynch and Donna O'Leary, explored, from the perspectives of young people, parents and service providers, some of the complex issues around consent and participation in research with children and young people. Discussant Liz Kiely asked some thought-provoking questions which stimulated a lively discussion, and Ursula Kilkelly provided closing remarks.

Programme

Welcome: Dr Aisling Sheehan, Activities Officer, Children’s Research Network for Ireland and Northern Ireland

Participation and Protection – tensions in research involving children and young people as researchers (Dr. Angela O’Connell, Researcher, Child Law Clinic, Faculty of Law, UCC)

Exploring decision-making in consenting to participate in research: a family perspective (Dr. Helen Lynch, Department of Occupational Sciences and Occupational Therapy, UCC)

Research Ethics - considerations for Children & Family Services HSE (Donna O’Leary, Research Officer, Children & Family Services, HSE South, Cork and Kerry)

Discussant: Dr. Elizabeth Kiely, School of Applied Social Studies, UCC

Closing Remarks: Prof. Ursula Kilkelly, University Ethics Committee, UCC

The ISS21 CYP Cluster would like to thank the CRNINI for collaborating with them on this initiative.

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