Child Assent Form Template
When children/minors under eighteen are involved in research, assent must be obtained from both the parent and the child/minor. A minor’s choice to participate is called “assent” because he/she cannot give consent. The form that documents this agreement is called an “assent form.”
The language of the assent form should be geared to the cognitive level of the children being asked to participate in the research study. The minor should be given explanation of the proposed research procedures, the purpose of the research, and any discomforts, in language that is appropriate to the child’s age, experience, maturity, and condition. A particular child subject’s capacity to assent must be evaluated on an individual basis.
Keep in mind that your tone, facial expressions and body language may influence the child's assent!
Use our template as you construct your own Child Assent Form!