Public Attitudes to Children in Care and Care Leavers

To mark the first Care Experienced History Month UK, the findings of a new Coram survey on public attitudes to children in care and care leavers has been published. The survey of over 2,000 UK adults found that while 81% of those asked thought that children in care are neither a good nor bad influence on other children, around one in eight (12%) believe they are a bad influence. When asked for the first three words that came to mind when thinking about ‘children in care’, most respondents reported negative terms including “sad”, “poor”, “abused”, “vulnerable” and “orphan”.

Further details and a link to the report are on the Coram website.

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