Listen. Act. Thrive. The emotional and mental health of care experienced children and young people

Source:
NSPCC
Publisher:
NSPCC
Publication date:
01 March 2019

Abstract

This project forms part of the work programme of the Improving Outcomes for Children Ministerial Advisory Group (MAG). NSPCC Cymru/Wales worked with Voices from Care Cymru to explore how care experienced children and young people’s emotional and mental health needs are being assessed and supported. We consulted 21 care experienced young people (aged 15-21), and carried out surveys with 26 looked after children nurses and 44 Independent Reviewing Officers (IROs) in Wales. This briefing provides an overview of the key findings and recommendations to assist the MAG with their work. Later in 2019, a more detailed report will be published.