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The Story of New Belongings: Improving services for care leavers with care leavers – Final Report

The New Belongings report shares key learnings from the three-year programme and offers practical resources that any local authority can use to improve their care leaver services. The Bright Spots survey for care leavers Your Life Beyond Care was one of the key tools used as part of the programme.

Published 1 January 2023

10,000 Voices: Children in care’s views on their well-being report

For almost a decade the Bright Spots programme has worked with children and young people to explore what they feel makes their lives good. The 10,000 voices report highlights what children in care felt about their well-being.

Published 1 November 2022 By Selwyn, J. & Briheim-Crookall, L. (2022) 10,000 Voices: The views of children in care on their well-being, Coram Voice and the Rees Centre, University of Oxford

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.

New Belongings Programme: Baseline evaluation report (2021)

New Belongings is a three-year programme (2019-2022) being delivered by Coram Voice. The programme works with eight local authorities in England, supporting them to engage care leavers in service improvements using a co-production approach.

Published 23 August 2021 By Dr Anna Ludvigsen and Dr Sarah Taylor

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

Public attitudes to children in care and care leavers Coram

We commissioned YouGov to carry out an online survey of around 2,000 UK adults in March 2021.

Published 1 April 2021