Young people's involvement in policy research

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Sharpe, D. 2014. Young people's involvement in policy research. Children's Geographies. 13 (2), pp. 240-248.
AuthorsSharpe, D.
Abstract

This article reviews the legacy of young people's involvement in policy research in the UK and proposes an approach of collaboration with young people that may be useful in other settings. It critiques the sociocultural and socioeconomic context relevant to young people's involvement in research, using the Young Researcher Network (YRN) as a case study. A key benefit of using the YRN has been the ability to identify and analyse potential barriers and facilitators influencing the relationships of young people and organisations whilst both groups worked together to improve policy. This allowed young people to connect to the policy environment in a meaningful way. The approach has been embedded into The Office for the Children's Commissioner in England, the National Institute for Health Research as well as other leading youth organisations in the UK, which is likely to increase the direct involvement of young people in policy research.

JournalChildren's Geographies
Journal citation13 (2), pp. 240-248
ISSN1473-3285
Year2014
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Accepted author manuscript
License
CC BY
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1080/14733285.2014.978488
Web address (URL)https://doi.org/10.1080/14733285.2014.978488
Publication dates
Print14 Nov 2014
Publication process dates
Deposited11 Oct 2017
Copyright informationThis is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Children's Geographies on 14.11.14, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/14733285.2014.978488
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