Many artists and cultural organisations work with children and young people. But what are the hallmarks of high quality in this type of work? Arts Council England commissioned this research from NFER and Shared Intelligence to understand more about how to demonstrate quality and impact. The team investigated a range of existing quality frameworks and consulted with people across the arts and cultural sectors.
Quality needs to be embedded throughout the cycle of planning, delivery, monitoring and review. The research identified seven principles for high quality work by, with and for children and young people:
Although there are a number of existing tools and frameworks, the study identified the need for:
This work provides a starting point for further sector-led development and testing the quality principles in practice.
How to cite this publication:
Lord, P., Sharp, C., Lee, B., Cooper, L. and Grayson, H. (2012). Raising the Standard of Work By, With and For Children and Young People: Research and Consultation to Understand the Principles of Quality. Slough: NFER.
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