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Bright Spots Reports and Reviews

Read our Bright Spots Programme literature reviews and reports

 

National Reports

The Bright Spots surveys offer local authorities the opportunity to hear from their young people on a larger and more systematic level than ever before. 

To date, the surveys have been used in 30 English and 6 Welsh local authorities. Whilst the findings of the surveys are important for each individual authority taking part, by aggregating the results across local authorities we deepen our national understanding of looked after children’s and care leaver’s well-being. 

Bright Spots 2017 to 2018 

Bright Spots Snapshot 2018

Bright Spots Snapshot 2018, Our Lives Our Care, Looked after children's views on their well-being in 2018, pulls together what 2,684 children in care from 17 English local authorities told Coram Voice through the Your Life,Your Care survey in 2017/18. It gives an insight into how children and young people in care really feel about their lives.

Bright Spots Snapshot 2018, Our Lives Our Care, Looked after children's views on their well-being in 2018 a look at the background the Our Lives Our Care snapshot. 

Bright Spots Snapshot 2018, Bright Spots Well-Being Indicators: Your Life, Your Care a visual introduction to the Bright Spots Your Life, Your Care survey and the well-being indicators.

Wales Bright Spots national report 

In 2017-2018 we piloted the Your life, your care survey in 6 local authorities in Wales.

Our Lives, Our Care Wales 2018, Looked after children's views on their well-being (September 2018) details the findings from children and young people from six local authorities in Wales who completed the Bright Spots Your Life, Your Care survey in 2018. 

Ein bywydau ni, ein gofal ni Cymru 2018, Barn plant sy'n derbyn gofal ar eu llesiant (September 2018) findings in the Welsh language from children and young people from six local authorities in Wales who completed the Bright Spots Your Life, Your Care survey in 2018. 

Bright spots 2016-2017

In 2016-2017 we worked with 16 local authorities and produced a national overview report

Our Lives, Our care: Looked after children's views on their well-being in 2017 (February 2018) details all the findings from children and young people who completed the Bright Spots Your Life, Your Care survey in 2017 (2,263 children and young people from 16 local authorities).

Our Lives, Our Care: Looked after children's view on their well-being in 2017 (February 2018) summarises the key findings from children and young people who completed the Bright Spots Your Life, Your Care survey in 2017.

Bright spots 2015-2016

We started to roll out our Bright Spots survey and in 2015 to 2016 we worked with 6 local authorities in England to run the Your life, your care survey.

Our Lives, Our Care: Looked after children’s views on their well-being (March 2017) details all the findings from the first cohort of 611 children to complete the Bright Spots Your Life, Your Care survey. 

Our Lives, Our Care: Looked after children’s views on their well-being: key findings and policy recommendations (March 2017) summarises the findings from the first children to complete the Your Life, Your Care survey.

Literature reviews​​

Coram Voice and the University of Bristol have published several literature reviews supporting the aims of the Bright Spots project.

These reviews helped inform our Your Life, Your Care survey and new for 2018, Your Life Beyond Care

Get involved

We are always looking to grow our programme.If you work for a local authority that might want to run Your Life, Your Care and/or Your Life Beyond Care, or to find out more about Bright Spots, please email us at brightspots@coramvoice.org.uk

You can also download a flyer about what Bright Spots can offer you here.

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