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Care leavers' stories

This website provides information about the Care Leavers stories project, an initiative which enabled care experienced people to record their life stories on digital video. The website provides access to the 17 interviews conducted as part of the project, where people tell in their own words what it is really like to grow up in children’s homes and foster care and then make their way in the world. The stories are between 25 minutes to 3 hours long and cover the interviewee’s whole life with a focus on their care experience. Full and summary versions of interviews are available with transcripts. The interviews were conducted by specially trained young people, who have also been through the care system The website also contains two short videos summarising the main messages and themes from all the stories: journeys through the care system; and reflections on being in care. A video also describes how the project was developed. The project was funded by the Heritage Lottery fund and developed by SCIE in partnership with the British Library.

LGBTQI+ video stories

This resource presents five accounts of LGBTQI+ people and their care and support experiences. The stories focus on people with physical disabilities; people with mental health needs; people with learning disabilities; partners in adoption services; and older people and residential care.

Getting help to overcome abuse

Part of Children’s services

This quick guide, which is written from the perspective of young people who have experienced abuse and neglect, explains to young people what they should expect from services. It is based on recommendations from the NICE guideline on child abuse and neglect (NG 77) and has been developed with young people who have experienced abuse or neglect. It covers: recognising abuse and neglect, changes in feelings and behaviour young people may experience, lists key recommendations from the NICE guidance and provides advice on getting help. It also includes a young person’s account of abuse which highlights the difference the right support can make.

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