If you want to carry out research within or on behalf of Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council you need to get approval.
There are national approval processes in place for children’s and adults’ services:
If you want to carry out research that does not fall within the scope of the national approval processes for children’s and adults’ services:
All research must be conducted in accordance with current legal requirements such as the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA), the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) (2005) and the Gillick Competency and Fraser Guidelines.
The Department of Health’s Research Governance Framework for Health and Social Care provides guidance on good practice in research within health and social care.