The importance of ensuring that children and young people understand why they are in care is discussed in:

  • a Community Care piece, Linda Briheim-Crookall of Coram Voice, offers tips for talking to children about past experiences and why they are in care. The Bright Spots research programme that Coram Voice works on with the University of Oxford, has found that up to half of four to seven year olds do not feel that they have been given a full explanation of why they are in care, and a quarter of care leavers feel that they don’t know why they were in care or they would like to know more.
  • the Bright Spots insight paper ‘Understanding why you are in care’ and other publications and resources can be found on the Coram Voice website.

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