Department of Education

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Bright Spots: the subjective wellbeing of looked after children

Bright Spots is an action research project that aims to give local authorities (LAs) a better understanding of the needs of children they look after.

Bright Spots is an anonymous online survey for looked after children aged 4-18yrs . The project is delivered in partnership with Coram Voice ( a children’s rights charity) who lead the work. Each year LAs opt into the surveys and commission work, commit to dissiminating the results, and producing action statements on how they will respond to the feedback from their children.

Coram Site for Bright Spots

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