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Children and young people who live away from birth families (through adoption or being in care) need an understanding of their life story, including reasons for removal from birth family to process what has happened to them and to develop a secure identity. We report data produced with care experienced children and young people using a creative sandboxing method capturing hopes and fears for conversations about care in sand scenes. The themes presented emphasise the need for care-experienced children and young people to be supported to engage in ‘difficult conversations’ about their lives in warm, open and responsive ways.
|Number of pages||17|
|Journal||Children & Society|
|Early online date||14 Dec 2020|
|Publication status||Published - 9 Aug 2021|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
We wish to thank the children and young people who participated and co‐produced the data presented in the article and to thank the staff of the adoption agency and Local Authority who assisted in recruiting and supporting the children and young people. Funding for the research was provided by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) as part of the University of Bristol Impact Acceleration Account: ES/M500410/1.
© 2020 National Children's Bureau and John Wiley & Sons Ltd
- SPS Children and Families Research Centre
- care experienced
- life story
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Supporting the creative use of technology to improve life story work for vulnerable children: trove as a case example from REACT
Watson, D. L., Cater, K. F., Meineck, C., Metcalfe, T. & Hahn, R.
23/01/17 → 22/10/18
Project: Research, Parent