This piece will explore different lived experiences of the care system through telling the stories of three individuals: Daniel, Reece and Cassie. You’ll hear the voices and views of young people about all aspects of the system – from going into care to leaving it – and their experiences with social workers, both positive and negative.
Young people’s views and experiences around difficulties they experienced in their placement, what actions were taken (or not taken) to respond to these issues and how supportive social workers were in dealing with these difficulties.
Young people’s experiences around going into care and their feelings on their first nights in care, the provision of information and introduction of new people, and how social workers can best support children at a particularly turbulent time.
Young people’s views and experiences around the expectation of what life at home would be like, how social workers supported the move back home, and the reality of being back at home after spending time in care.
Covers the tools and services social workers can use to support parents to change behaviours, how social workers can assess whether it may be safe for children to return to their parent's care, and good practice in rehabilitating children home.