Our Lives, Our Care: Looked after children’s views on their well-being – Wales 2018 (English and Welsh versions)

The Wales Bright Spots national report details the findings from six local authorities in Wales who completed the Bright Spots Your Life, Your Care survey.

In 2018, six Welsh local authorities (Caerphilly, Cardiff, Flintshire, Pembrokeshire, Rhondda Cynon Taff and Swansea) agreed to pilot the ‘Your Life, Your Care’ surveys with looked after children and young people aged between 4 years and 18 years. The surveys were designed with children and young people in care to collect information on how looked after children felt and thought about their well-being (subjective well-being), based on the things that were important to them. The Welsh pilot was intended to assess the survey’s relevance and usefulness for local authorities in their efforts to improve outcomes for the children in their care. This report sets out the background to the pilot in Wales, the original development of the surveys, the response of children and young people in Wales to the questions and summarises the findings.

The survey covered:

  • relationships
  • building resilience
  • rights
  • recovery
  • well-being

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