Promoting resilience in fostered children and young people


This guide looked at how professionals can make a difference to young people's experience of foster care. It has looked at:

Research shows that focusing on the strengths of young people is crucial to future outcomes. This means focusing on 'resilience factors', or things that help children and young people do well in unpromising conditions.

Professionals play a crucial role in promoting the strengths of young people by supporting caring relationships, ensuring that school is a positive experience and findings ways of bolstering self-esteem and self-efficacy.

The guide has aimed to benefit your practice by:

The guide has looked at ways that you, as a childcare professional, can help foster the future success of fostered children and young people.