Feedback from Susanna
After seeking further advice from Falmouth and my line manager please see the info below.
* this is particularly for Anna, Alice N and Alice M but could apply to others.
If you are going to be working with community and social groups or those deemed as vulnerable (children, elderly, those with disability or illness)
- you should have a standard DBS check that you can seek yourselves (or equivalent if in another country)
- Seek specialist advice from experts/ people who work in these areas but don’t have vulnerabilities themselves such as
- Local voluntary services
- Professors/ experts in health/ medicine
- Social services
- Local council
- Consider the use of service design tools to remotely record – a cultural probe – set of questions, mobile devices that people use to record their day for example so you are not first hand collecting with vulnerable groups
- Adhere to local rules and legislation
- Create a focus group of experts from relevant areas to maintain regular checks and advice as your project progresses and checks every stage of delivery/ interaction to ensure the correct procedures are followed and documented.
So all of your ethics approval forms are good to go – but you must ensure you follow the above throughout your projects and communicate with Stuart and I regarding development.
Some of your consent forms will need adjusting once you have gained expert advice from the focus group/ experts in your field of investigation, as will some of your methods for gathering your research and user testing your work.
Great – this is really helpful. I need to change my forms slightly and write up my Workshops and send those over to Stuart and Susanna