In our previous post, we quoted children and young people verbatim about some of their feelings about living in residential care.
It is not always ‘easy listening’ but we are committed to ensuring the voices of children and young people are heard, so that we can really try to understand their experiences as they feel them.
Resi care can be challenging and we know that ensuring safety and protection in residential care can make it hard to make a place feel like ‘home’.
We also know that carers work in wonderful ways with children from a variety of cultural backgrounds and abilities, many of whom have a history of trauma.
So here are some further vignettes, recorded by our Advocates from the Child and Young Person’s Visitor Program while visiting children and young people in residential care facilities.