11 May 2021

Our Y10 & Y11 pupils and parents have been invited to take part in a research project with the LA looking at appropriate Post 16 provision for our young people.

This is a great opportunity to have an impact on future post 16 provision so would encourage all of our Y10 & Y11 pupils and parents to participate.

Parents & Carers

Please take the time to read the letter below for further information prior to deciding whether to take part. If you are then interested in participating please email PfAresearch@lancashire.gov.uk 

Preparation for Adulthood (PFA) Parent/Carer Information and Consent Form

Young Person

Why have I been asked to take part?

You have been asked to take part in this research because you are a young person aged 14-16 who attends a special school.

What does this involve?

If you would like to take part, you will be asked to share your views either with a member of our Educational Psychology Service team or with an adult you know well from school. The questions we would like to ask you are at the end of this form for you to have a look at. You would be able to choose to share your views in a number of ways, however you would like:

For example:

  • In writing (in your own time)
  • Drawing (in your own time)
  • Using your preferred communication system, such as signing or PECS, with an adult from school
  • Over a phone call with an Educational Psychologist
  • Using remote technology such as 'story board' over a video call with an Educational Psychologist
  • In another way (you can let us know your ideas)

What happens if I do not want to take part or if I change my mind?

It is up to you to decide whether or not to take part. The research participation is wholly voluntary, which means that you do not have to take part if you do not want to. If you do decide to take part, you will be provided with a copy of this information sheet to keep. You are free at any time to change your mind about wanting to take part.

What happens next?

Please decide whether or not you would like to take part in this research.

Unfortunately, we may not be able to include everybody who shows an interest in taking part in this research.

If you are a young person aged 14-16 (Key Stage 4) who attends a special school and you are interested in taking part in this research, please confirm with your parent/carer that you agree to each point listed in the consent form below. Your parent/carer can then email us at PfAresearch@lancashire.gov.uk to let us know that you consent to being involved in the research.

We will also need to know your name, date of birth, which school you attend and how you would like to share your views with us. If you are over 16, you may wish to contact us yourselves. We will need to know if you are interested by Monday 17 th May 2021.

The views you share will be kept anonymous, which means that your name will not appear anywhere.

Preparation for Adulthood (PfA) Young Person Information and Consent Form

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