Stephen Thompson, Mary Wickenden and Mariah Cannon recently explored the main ethical challenges, and corresponding mitigation strategies, for involving children with disabilities in evidence generation. We discuss with them what important approaches researchers can take to ensure the ethical involvement of children with disability.
A great resource about the ethical design, conduct and reporting the results of disability research with kids. A recommended read for disability researchers, childhood researchers and research ethics reviewers. We have included links to 13 related items.
We worked in partnership with UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti, to undertake a review of research and best-practice in relation to involving children with disabilities in evidence generation. Our approach was guided by:
- Article 12 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, which states that children have the right to form and express views freely in all matters affecting them and that the views of the child must be given due weight in accordance with their age and maturity; and
- Article 7 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which states that children with disabilities must enjoy human rights and freedoms on an equal basis with other children, that they have a right to express their views freely and should be provided with assistance where needed to realise that right.