Developing and Maintaining Relationships for Care-Experienced People report published

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A recent roundtable event, chaired by John Simmonds and organised by University College London, brought together care-experienced people, academics, policy makers and practitioners. They discussed how to improve the relational experiences of children in care and those who have spent time in the care system through changing policy and practice.

The roundtable report summarises the findings. It highlights key areas where the sector could do better and innovate in supporting care-experienced people to experience positive relationships that will help shape their futures. It recommends that consideration is given to:

  • investing in innovative ways to support professionals to promote loving relational environments in their work with children in care and care-experienced people
  • considering relationship building as essential for meaningful participation
  • building towards relationships that last beyond formal care and recognising diverse pathways to relationship stability.