Welsh Government

Valid informed consent in paediatric research

Facilitators: Health and Care Research Wales Training Facilitators

Course Outline: 

The aim of this half day course is to provide participants with a sound grounding in the standards required when receiving consent in clinical research involving children and young people. The course is a combination of presentations, discussions and group activities designed to bring the principles of valid informed consent into the workplace. The aim is to promote discussion and share best practice’. 

The course will enable you to:

  • understand the ethical and legislative frameworks that underpin the research consent process;
  • understand the principles and responsibilities of consent in clinical research involving children and young people;
  • develop an understanding of the research consent process;
  • demonstrate high quality practices to support the distinct processes involved in paediatric consent and assent;
  • gain an insight into the added protection required for children and young people;
  • build confidence in participating in the research consent process.

Please note this is a morning session running approximately from 9.30am – 12.30pm and a certificate of attendance will only be issued if delegates complete all elements of the training.

  This course is accredited by the CPD Certification Service (4.5 Hours)


Following the training, participants will be able to: 

  • demonstrate an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of different individuals involved in the process of informed consent;
  • understand the ethical and legal considerations that influence the practice of informed consent;
  • understand the process of receiving informed consent (and equivalent processes where appropriate) and the roles and responsibilities of those involved in this process;
  • know where to go for further advice, support and updating.

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