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Received: 28 June 2017
Accepted: 1 June 2018
First Online: 5 July 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The Research and Development Office of the NHS trust in which the CAMHS team were embedded independently assessed the study protocol and decided that it warrented classification as a “service evaluation”. The evaluation was therefore exempt from requiring ethical committee review and approval. Informed written consent from the children’s parents was obtained in the majority of cases. Where the parent’s literacy required it, a member of the school staff not associated with the study read out the participant information sheet and signed the parent’s verbal agreement on the consent form. This approach was approved by the Research and Development Office of the NHS Trust providing ethical oversight of the service evaluation. In line with the participatory approach to evaluation additional informed verbal assent of the children was gathered at opening MWIA workshops.
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