It’s complicated: A longitudinal exploration of young people’s perceptions of placement in foster care and their reflections on changing children’s social care

Assumptions about what is best for children with social care involvement are often made by professionals, yet few studies have systematically asked youth about their perceptions and even fewer studies have explored how their perspectives may change over time. This study, Fostering Healthy Futures, asked 200 preadolescent children a series of questions about the difficulties… Read More

Autumn Conference Series: Transitions for Young People

We are very excited to announce our autumn conference series on ‘Transitions for Young People’, to include webinars, videos, podcasts, blogs and more. Webinars Recordings Podcast: Transition to University – Challenges for care experienced young people Dr Hannah Bayfield and Lorna Stabler, Cardiff University. Listen to the podcast Video: Understanding the Support Needs of Children… Read More

What makes life good? Care leavers’ views on their well-being

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, which were coproduced with children and young people to capture what they felt was important. The… Read More

Lost in Transition? The post-school experiences of young people with vision impairment

This presentation explored evidence collected by the Longitudinal Transitions Study: a 11 year longitudinal qualitative study which has followed the post-school experiences of 80 young people with vision impairment and their progression into the labour market. During this session we focused on the different pathways pursued by the young people, giving consideration to the various… Read More