Development of the Ethics Charter and Ethical Guidance has been grounded in a comprehensive review of international literature. This includes a review of research publications related to ethical issues involving children, published by Childwatch International Research Network as Powell, Fitzgerald, Taylor & Graham (2012).

Existing ethical guidance has been reviewed and included in the ERIC compendium Resources section. Key points, drawn from organisations’ ethics guidelines and documentation, are summarised, offering a basis for developing further reflective engagement in ethical research practice.