What is important to children in care and care leavers?
The questions in our surveys were developed with children in care and care leavers, to reflect the things they felt made their lives good.
Children and young people emphasised the importance of school and learning.
Children in care are asked questions about whether they:
- Like school.
- Are afraid to go to school/college because of bullying.
- Are supported to help bullying stop.
- Adults they live with take an interest in their education.
- They get chances to help the teacher.
- They get chances to practice life skills.
We also ask care leavers about their experience of:
- Studying, working or training.
How are local authorities supporting children and young people’s education and learning?
- Creating a video about experience of school with young people not usually engaged (Jan 2021) Hampshire and the Isle of Wight
- ‘Treat me the same’ workshops to address stigma in schools (Nov 2020) West Sussex
- Engaging younger children in care about worries in school through Children in Care Council sessions at the homework club (Sep 2019) Bexley
- ‘Come Dine with Us’: monthly group sessions to develop self-esteem, cooking and budgeting skills and combat loneliness (Jan 2021) Isle of Wight
- ‘The Assembly Squad 2020’:school resources created by children in care to tackle stigma(Jan 2021) Sheffield
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