The Peer Action Collective is a £5.2 million programme, which aims to give young people the chance to make their communities safer, fairer places to live. It is funded by the Youth Endowment Fund, the #iwill Fund and the Co-op Group. High Trees along with Juvenis, Spiral Skills, IRMO, MLCE and St Matthew’s Project have been selected as one of the Delivery Partners on the project, leading the London region. Together we make up the Lambeth PAC partnership.
All too often, young people who experience violence aren’t heard. Our Peer Researchers will listen to young people aged 10-19 across Lambeth on a range of issue around youth violence. The research collected from this project will generate insights to inform service delivery and policy and create opportunities for young people to take social action on issues that are important to them.
Research Participant Information
Lambeth PAC would like to ask you to take part in a research study. Before you decide, it is important for you to understand what the study is about and what will happen to you if you take part. Please read this information carefully and ask us about anything that you do not understand.
What is the study for? The study is being done by young people like you who want to find out about what needs to happen to make our area a better place to live. We will listen to you and use the things we hear from you about what needs to change to take action.
What will happen if I take part?
· We will ask you some questions to find out how you feel about youth violence. The interview will last for 25 minutes and can take place on a day and at a time that is convenient for you. We are not looking for specific answers, we are just interested in views and experiences.
· Our conversation will be recorded through a secure app we have on our work phones (‘Fatima’).
What are the benefits of taking part? By taking part, you will be contributing to research that will have an important influence on government, policymakers, and funders, on issues that directly affect young people. You will also be helping local young people to create change.
Are there any risks to taking part? No young person will be asked to discuss anything they do not feel comfortable discussing. We realise that some topics discussed in the research may be challenging for some young people and we will have support available. If you have any concerns, please contact email@example.com.
Will my involvement be confidential? The only people who will know that you have taken part are your peer-researcher, your host organisation (the youth service you attend within Lambeth PAC) and High Trees as lead partner. As this is a national programme, it will be possible for staff at The Young Foundation, a UK charity, to see who has taken part, as they are helping us with the research and analysis. The Youth Endowment Fund will also have access to this information.
Everything you say will be confidential and only used for research purposes. The exception is if you tell us something that suggests you or someone else is at risk of harm (which we are required by law to share with others). Our safeguarding lead will tell you if we need to do this.
How will you use my data? What you tell us will be analysed with information from other people who take part in the research. Before your data is used, we will make sure it doesn’t contain anything that could identify you personally. The data will be used to create public reports and presentations. We may include quotes, but these will never identify you. Anonymised data will also be shared with the funders and other partners of this project. Your personal details will be kept for up to four years. Only the Youth Endowment Fund and High Trees will have access to this. The Youth Endowment Fund will use the data to create further reports once the programme has concluded. All other copies of your information will be destroyed at the end of the programme in December 2022.
What if I change my mind? You can change your mind about taking part at any point up to and during the interview. You do not need to give a reason. You can contact firstname.lastname@example.org to have your data removed for up to two weeks after the interview. After this time your data will be in the analysis, and it may not be possible to remove it.