Promoting wellbeing and positive identity for a child or young person who is looked after
A quick guide for social workers and social care practitioners
Published: May 2022
The events and experiences that resulted in a child or young person becoming looked after can affect their long-term physical, emotional and mental health but a focus on wellbeing can significantly improve outcomes for them.
This quick guide, aimed at social workers and social care practitioners, highlights the importance of enabling a strong sense of identity, positive relationships, and an understanding of their early experiences. Friendships, life story work and meaningful caring relationships with trained, skilful practitioners can all help.