Our Lives, Our Care: Looked after children’s views on their well-being

Details all the findings from the first cohort of 611 children to complete the Bright Spots ‘Your Life, Your Care’ survey.

Listening to children and young people’s wishes and feelings should be universal, but it isn’t. How children feel about their lives and the care they receive should be central to understanding the quality of care. Instead, it is often adults – carers and professionals – who share their own interpretations of what a positive care system does and should look like.

The Bright Spots Programme was set up to understand what is important to children in care and share the learning on where children are doing well by developing a framework to compare children’s experiences in different local authorities.

This report summarises the findings from the 611 children and young people who completed the Bright Spots’ ‘Your Life, Your Care’ survey in six local authority areas, we conclude the report with recommendations for policy and practice.

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