Our Lives Beyond Care: care leavers’ views on their well-being 2018

This report summarises the findings from the responses of 474 16-25 year-old care leavers, who completed the Your Life Beyond Care survey in six local authorities in England.

It gives an insight into how care leavers really feel about their lives.

Key Findings

  • 96% said they trusted their care worker
  • 85% said they have a good friend compared with 90% in the general population
  • 92% said they have someone who listens to them
  • 86% feel involved in their pathway planning
  • 88% of children in care say they always feel safe where they live compared with 63% of care leavers
  • 80% of care leavers have access to the internet compared with 91% of the general population