OPEN Forum: What makes life good? Measuring what matters to care leavers’ well-being
Join us for an exciting event featuring the Bright Spots programme – a partnership between Coram Voice, a children’s rights charity, and Professor Julie Selwyn from the University of Oxford.
Since 2013, the Bright Spots programme has worked tirelessly to empower children in care and care leavers to share their voices and shape their own futures. Through the Your Life Your Care and Your Life Beyond Care surveys, the programme has collected over 20,000 responses from young people in and leaving care, identifying what makes life worth living for them.
At the heart of this mission is Dr. Claire Baker, a renowned researcher and advocate for young people in and leaving care. With over 20 years of experience in academia and senior policy roles, Claire has influenced legislative and policy contexts while advancing research knowledge. She’s also created invaluable tools for practice, such as the Leaving Care self-assessment framework for services and care leaver local offer toolkit.
In this session, Claire will share her insights on the development of the care leaver survey, national findings, and how local authorities have responded to the programme, often in partnership with young people. Join us to hear about the impact of the Bright Spots programme and how it seeks to influence policy in the UK. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about the positive change for the future of young people in care!