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If there is a risk of physical or psychological harm, all efforts must be made to minimise distress. Close liaison with an ethics committee needs to form an essential feature of the planning stages of any project involving clients: 'It is incumbent on research workers and ethical committees to ascertain that the safeguards which ensure harm does not occur are securely in place' (Singleton and McLaren 1995, p. 119). The third major principle in research ethics is that of participant autonomy. This relates not so much to the researcher as to 43 A Legal Framework for Caring those who are taking part in the research project as the sample.

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