How to make life good: Examples of innovative practice to improve the well-being of children in care and care leavers

Since 2013, the Bright Spots programme has worked with children in care and care leavers to explore what makes life good for them.

Their well-being is measured by the Your Life Your Care and Your Life Beyond Care surveys. You can read more about the issues children and young people felt were important in The Voices of Children In Care and Care Leavers on What Makes Life Good.

Using the surveys, we have worked with local authorities to understand how children and young people feel about their lives and have identified examples of practice improvement that were developed as a result of what young people said.

The 10,000 Voices Findings (coming soon) showcase how children and young people felt about their lives and our ‘Practice Bank’ showcases case studies of local authority practice. 

Click on a topic area in the Practice Bank to explore how local authorities are supporting children in care and care leavers.