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10,000 Voices insight paper – The views of children and young people in kinship foster care on their well-being

Just over a quarter of children in foster care (27%) live with a relative or friend. The 10,000 Voices insight paper – the views of children in kinship foster care on their well-being explores their experience of care.

Published 1 March 2023 By Julie Selwyn (Rees Centre, Department of Education, University of Oxford), Linda Briheim-Crookall and the Bright Spots team (Coram Voice)

A Lifetime of Difference: 50 years of Coram Adoption

Coram has published ‘A Lifetime of Difference’ report, celebrating 50 years of Coram Adoption’s work. The report, which coincides with National Adoption Week, explores our five decades of impact on children and families.

Published 17 October 2022 By Coram

The wellbeing of children in care and care leavers – learning from the Bright Spots Programme: Strategic Briefing (2022)

This briefing provides an overview of the key messages from the Bright Spots Programme. Although it is aimed at strategic leads and senior managers, the contents are of relevance to anyone working with children in care and care leavers.

Published 1 September 2022 By Baker C, Briheim-Crookall L, Selwyn J.

Staying Connected: The views of looked after young people on their contact arrangements

Staying connected explores the views and experiences of children in care shared through the Your Life, Your Care surveys. It analyses over 7,500 responses and 3,000 comments to questions about spending time with their birth parents, brothers and sisters.

Published 1 May 2022 By Shirley Lewis, Julie Selwyn and Linda Briheim-Crookall

An Evaluation of the Bright Spots Programme

This evaluation explored how local authorities (LAs) had used the findings from the Bright Spots surveys to improve the lives of the children they look after.

Published 1 April 2021 By Dr Shirley Lewis, Julie Selwyn and the Bright Spots team

The Voices of Children In Care and Care Leavers on What Makes Life good: Recommendations for Reviewing the Care System

The Voices of Children in Care and Care Leavers on What Makes Life Good focuses on what care-experienced children and young people have said about their wellbeing, drawing on Coram Voice’s ongoing work with thousands of care-experience children and young people.

Published 1 November 2020 By Coram Voice and the Rees Centre