Our Lives, Our Care: looked after chidren's views on their well-being

Julie Selwyn, Levana I Magnus, Linda Briheim-Crookall

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About a quarter of girls in care have low well-being and feel the stigma of care more deeply than do boys according to a new study, announced today [8 Mar], which set out to understand what well-being means to looked after children. The study of 611 looked after children produced some positive results with 83 percent of children saying that being in care had improved their lives. Compared to the general population more looked after children felt safe at home, liked school and felt their carers were interested in their education. However, nearly one in five young people aged between 11-18 yrs had low well-being and needed much more support.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherSchool for Policy Studies, University of Bristol
Commissioning bodyHadley Trust
Number of pages62
Publication statusPublished - 8 Mar 2017


  • subjective well-being
  • looked after children


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