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Your Life Beyond Care survey

New for 2018: 'Your Life Beyond Care' survey of care leavers' views

The new Bright Spots survey, Your Life Beyond Care, focuses on the thoughts, feelings and experiences of care leavers. It has been developed using the same rigorous methodology as the Your Life, Your Care surveys for younger children, drawing on research and focus groups with care-experienced young people. The pilot was run at the end of 2017 and is now open for anyone who wants to take part. To get involved, or to find out more, please email us at

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We reviewed over 80 research studies to look at care leavers' views on their transition to adulthood and this work informed the development of the Bright Spots Your Life Beyond Care survey.

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

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

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You can also find out more about Bright Spots, including the Your Life, Beyond Care survey, by signing up to our Bright Spots newsletter.

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