Mixed methods Participatory Action Research to inform service design based on the Capabilities Approach, in the North of England

SHEARN, Katie, BROOKS, Anna, HUMPHREYS, Helen and WARDLE, Carrie (2022). Mixed methods Participatory Action Research to inform service design based on the Capabilities Approach, in the North of England. Children and Society: the international journal of childhood and children's services, 36 (4), 450-471.

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    Abstract

    Proponents of the Capabilities Approach advocate that young people should be able to live lives they have reason to value, supported by public services. Mixed-methods Participatory Action Research involving 47 young people aged 13–16, five practitioners, and one commissioner was carried out to develop a local Capabilities Framework. The framework had five themes: ‘people and relationships’, ‘places, spaces and time for me’, ‘learning and skills’, ‘freedoms, rights and responsibilities’ and ‘health and wellbeing’. Recommendations for service design include cross-sector working to support the promotion of social opportunities and services, and interventions focused on the strengths of each young person.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: This article was retrospectively made gold open access (October 2021).
    Uncontrolled Keywords: 1605 Policy and Administration; 1607 Social Work; 1608 Sociology; Social Work
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1111/chso.12496
    Page Range: 450-471
    SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
    Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
    Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2021 11:11
    Last Modified: 14 Jun 2022 15:30
    URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/28999

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