Become welcomes the launch, and findings, of the Our Lives Our Care report into the well-being of children in care by Coram Voice and the University of Bristol. Chloë Cockett, Policy and Research Manager at Become said: “Every child is different, they’re individuals and we need to know how they feel so that we can provide support that meets their needs – one size does not fit all when it comes to care and support.
“We already know that relationships are the golden thread in a child’s life as they grow up in care, something that is reinforced by the report’s findings. Solid relationships between children and carers that are supported to become trusting can flourish and make a tremendous difference to the life of a child. The report showed that young people who could not identify a trusted adult in their lives were nearly 11 times more likely to have low-wellbeing – this is worrying, and it is something that must be addressed.
“We am however pleased that 83 per cent of children felt that care had improved that lives, and I hope that corporate parents use this report to consider how well they understand the well-being of the children that they have in their care.”
You can download the full report here.