Children and young people are participating in research to open people’s minds to differences.

We are UCan, a young research group for 10 to 25 year olds. We work with The University of Central Lancashire to create and carry out research on issues that we care about. Through this website we are reaching out to other people involved in research by and with children and young people. We want to build wider networks and shared ideas. Please contribute your evidence, advice or stories of impact here.

  • Evidence of children and young people’s views, experiences and recommendations
  • Advice about how you work with other people to achieve your goals
  • Impact that has been achieved through children’s participation

UCan are going global!

Building an international network is now underway through our project FriendsF4R (Fighting 4 Rights: Young People’s International Evidence Network for Disability & Solidarity). We want to link with young researchers and academics internationally, to decide on and follow new research goals. We are beginning this process with young disabled people groups who are (or want to) do research for change.
Find out about our latest project FriendsF4R here Photo showing young people using their hands to paint a banner

Members of the new FriendsF4R network can now REGISTER or LOG IN here to share resources and try out the discussion area.

Find out more about UCan here:

Want to use research to make change?

Reach out and tell us about opportunities to help achieve improvements in communities, services, policy and law. Feedback how you have or will use our evidence to improve awareness, communities, services, policy or laws.

Click CPIP@UCMC2 to visit our pilot website on children’s involvement in public decision making

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