Young people’s views concerning their voice in Education, Health and Care planning meetings: A participatory Q-study

The author explores the experiences of CYP described as having SEND participating in Education, Health and Care planning meetings. It focusses particularly on ideas around the voice of the child.

  • Theme: Co-productive working with young people and parent/carers
  • Strength: Robust
  • Breadth of Impact: Robust
  • Status: Quality Assured
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The author explores the experiences of Children and young people described as having SEND participating in Education, Health and Care planning meetings. It focusses particularly on ideas around the voice of the child.

They found that despite many similarities in participants’ descriptions of meetings, there was considerable variation in how CYP experienced them. Some expressed having little or no voice while others had some level of voice. Some participants viewed adults as supportive and themselves as capable, and therefore had a more positive experience.

This grey literature was appraised using a validated checklist. The AACODS checklist provides guidance when dealing with diverse formats of grey literature (Tyndall, 2010). AACODS includes the following items: Authority (who is responsible for the intellectual content) – Accuracy – Coverage (parameters which define the content coverage i.e., reference to a particular population group, or certain type of publication) – Objectivity (identify bias, if it is unstated or unacknowledged) – Date (that confirms relevance of information)- Significance (value judgment in the context of the relevant research area). The checklist can be used for any discipline area and prioritises expert opinion and expertise over source format (Tyndall, 2010).