Financial and Practical Resources

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 stressed the how certain financial and practical resources had an impact on their well-being, especially those that helped them connect with the world & people in their lives.

The questions we ask around financial and practical resources include:

  • Access to internet where young people live.

We also ask care leavers about whether they:

  • Have smart phones.
  • Can afford their phone bills.
  • Feel they are coping financially.

How are local authorities supporting children and young people’s access to financial and practical resources?

To read more about what children and young people feel about their lives and their well-being, have a look at our publications and news items.

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