Page 1: Introduction
Cardiff University is undertaking research to assess the reach and impact of AGENDA: A young people’s guide to making positive relationships matter. We need to hear from you to understand how the resource is being used to develop whole school approaches to positive relationships and relationships and sex education provision, as well as the challenges and barriers that practitioners face when putting the resource to work in their settings.
AGENDA is a resource for educational practitioners who want to support children and young people (age 7-18) to make positive relationships matter in their school and community. The new and expanded practitioner AGENDA resource was part-funded by the National Education Union, and launched at their conference in April 2019. The interactive website (www.agendaonline.co.uk) went live in June 2019. It is a timely resource as relationships and sex education is poised to become compulsory in England and Wales. The AGENDA resource provides practitioners with a range of interactive and accessible activities to support children and young people to safely and creatively speak out on issues that matter to them. It is a resource that is designed to be adapted, therefore we are keen to understand how the resource is being used to develop whole school approaches to positive relationships and RSE provision, as well as the challenges and barriers that practitioners face when putting the resource to work in their settings
What will the research involve?
We have invited you to participate in the research project, because we understand that you have used and adapted the AGENDA resource in your own educational practice with children and young people. The research will include a survey about your experience with AGENDA and how you have used the resource. At the end of the survey we will invite you to take part in a follow-up interview to learn more about your experience of using and adapting the resource, as well as any challenges you may have faced. Should you wish to take part in a follow-up interview this will take place at a time and location that is convenient for you. It could involve a Skype interview or a face-to-face interview at your workplace depending on how you would like to take part and the availability of the research team. With your permission, the interview will be audio-recorded and a typed transcript produced.
Who is involved in the research?
The project is being led by Professor Emma Renold (Cardiff University) with support from doctoral researcher Kate Marston (Cardiff University).
What will happen with your data?
With your permission, the ‘data’ we have collected will be used to help us understand more about how the AGENDA resource is being used in practice. When presenting the information, you have the option to be anonymized to protect your identity. All data we collect from the project will be securely stored in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and only members of the research team will have access to it. Data will be retained for no less than 5 years or at least 2 years post-publication and then destroyed in accordance with GDPR.
Do you have to take part?
Not at all. Anyone who takes part will be a volunteer and they will be given a number of opportunities to withdraw from the research project without giving a reason.
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