Week 1: Ethical Considerations 1

My flatmate is the co-founder of Knots Arts, a non-for-profit that runs arts programmes for children and people with autistic spectrum condition. She is uniquely positioned to help me bake in safety from the start. Here are my thoughts of what I need to consider before my meeting with her.

Covid-19

This project is being started in 2020 and given the prime minister’s announcement last night I have to assume that everything will have to take place in a socially distanced manner or remotely.

I could do this:

  • Online (ie Zoom). Probably only suitable for adult participants
  • Packs with exercises for adults to do independently
  • Packs with exercises for parents and families with prepaid postage to send back/email address accepting scans
  • Packs as above suitable for teachers and tutors at schools or colleges

Children

I would like to involve under-18s in this project, which it falls under medium risk and means that I need to seek the informed consent of their parent, carer or guardian.

I could either run workshops through schools and colleges or through direct participation with families. The carers need to know that the information being gathered is suitable and that they can withdraw at any point.

I need to check if I need a DBS check if I aim to engage with under-18s indirectly through the use of a facilitator

Consent

Before I run workshops I need a clear idea of how their information is being used and why I am asking it.

Data Storage

To store people’s information and consent I need to be able to store this safely. I’m not sure how to do this yet. I also need to be able to pinpoint people’s information and contributions if they choose to withdraw and delete everything related to them.

Recording

I’d like to be able to record the project throughout, and so I need to get people’s permission to do this at the start.


Schools

  • Eden Girls’ School Waltham Forest – Academy
  • Connaught School for Girls – Academy
  • Walthamstow School for Girls – Maintained school
  • Walthamstow Academy – Academy
  • Norlington School and 6th Form – Academy
  • Holy Family Catholic School – Maintained school
  • George Mitchell School – Maintained school
  • Willowfield School – Maintained school
  • Lammas School and Sixth Form – Maintained school
  • Chingford Foundation School – Academy
  • Frederick Bremer School – Maintained school
  • Buxton School – Maintained school
  • Highams Park School – Academy
  • Heathcote School & Science College – Maintained school
  • Leytonstone School – Maintained school
  • South Chingford Foundation School – Academy
  • Kelmscott School – Maintained school
  • Belmont Park School – Special school
  • Normanhurst School – Independent school
  • George Mitchell School – Academy
  • Joseph Clarke School – Special school
  • Lime Academy Hornbeam – Special school
  • Whitefield Schools – Special school
  • Lantern of Knowledge Secondary School – Independent school
  • Big Creative Independent School – Independent school
  • Lammas School and Sixth Form – Academy
  • Forest School – Independent school

Colleges & Sixth form

  • Waltham Forest College – Diplomas in Art and Design
  • Highams Park School – Academy
  • Walthamstow Academy – Academy
  • Chingford Foundation School – Academy
  • Holy Family Catholic School – Maintained school
  • South Chingford Foundation School – Academy
  • Sir George Monoux College – College
  • Leyton Sixth Form College – College
  • Heathcote School & Science College – Maintained school
  • Forest School – Independent school
  • Lammas School and Sixth Form – Maintained school
  • Norlington School and 6th Form – Academy

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