31 October 2023

Online, 12:00 - 13:00 GMT

From Our Conference!

WEBINAR – Safeguarding Children in Evaluation: Ethical Dilemmas and Best Practice

This is live re-run of a very popular session from our recent Annual Conference.


Children and Youth have the right to be heard in matters that concern them (UN Convention on the Rights of the Child). This statement is particularly important for evaluation practice. Evaluators are adapting their approaches and methods to ensure that children are given a meaningful role, where appropriate. There are several ethical dilemmas associated with children’s participation in evaluation practice (right to participate vs requirement to secure parental consent).

Dr Jessica Ozan will draw on several evaluation projects delivered to provide examples of ethical dilemmas encountered when trying to find the delicate balance between children’s rights to participate and potential risks of harm.

Dr Jessica Ozan

Head of Education, Children and Families, Ipsos

Jessica has over 15 years’ experience leading and delivering evaluation and research projects focusing on children and families for governments and third sector organisations in the UK, Ireland, and France, as well as the European Commission. She has been involved in large scale evaluations, as well as smaller projects focusing on young people with vulnerabilities. Jessica is a member of the UK Evaluation Society Council.


Session Chaired by:

Raynette Bierman

Raynette is an Associate Director in Ipsos UK’s Policy and Evaluation Unit. She leads evaluations for government departments, What Works Centres, and other clients with a focus on interventions and programmes that aim to improve outcomes for children and young people. She specialises in theory of change development and evaluation design, evaluating complex programmes using counterfactual and theory-based methods, and conducting evaluations with vulnerable audiences. Raynette holds a MPhil in Evidence-based Social Intervention and Policy Evaluation from the University of Oxford.



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