Involving parents and carers in research
We work directly with parents and carers, so that their voices and experiences inform our research.
The NCB Families Research Advisory Group (FRAG) is made up of parents and carers whom we meet with regularly to advise on research projects. We also convene the group for bespoke consultations, and undertake virtual consultations via email and telephone.
This is a diverse group of parents and carers recruited from across the country. FRAG members receive training on research methods and policy, and are engaged in various project related tasks such as designing research questions, carrying out primary data collection, and interpreting and disseminating findings.
Our FRAG members have worked on a range of internal and external projects and proposals. Some recent activities have included:
- Considering findings from research on possible links between child outcomes and maternal mental health;
- Advising on a research proposal on Adversity Related Injury (young people admitted to hospital following an injury relating to self-harm, drug or alcohol misuse or violence) and discussion of a trial of humanistic counselling in schools;
- Parents and carers acting as members of the steering committee for large scale research on humanistic counselling in schools;
- Testing the design and use of surveys and topic guides about reading in foster families.
Sounds interesting? Join us!
Alternatively if you’d like to explore how the FRAG can help you and your research, please contact Gayle Munroe, Head of Research.