are doing some research to find out more about what happens to prepare children for leaving care
and how these decisions are made. You’re no longer in care when you turn 18 but your council must still provide you with some support, including a personal adviser and plan. This survey has been co-designed with children in care and care leavers. We are asking about the experiences of children currently in care aged 16 and over, as well as of care leavers, whenever you left care.
The findings will help Ofsted, and others, to understand what is important when people are leaving care.
You may be aware of the current independent review of children’s social care, commissioned by the government. This project is not a part of that review, though we do hope that our findings may inform the review.
This survey should take around 15 minutes to complete, but it may take longer if you have a lot you want to share about your experiences. It is okay if you ask someone (e.g. foster carer, social worker, friend) to help you answer the questions.
If you are using a mobile phone, please turn it to landscape (horizontal) for a better experience.
If you need to go back to a previous question, please click the survey's 'Previous Page' button; do not click your back browser.
If you would prefer to complete a paper questionnaire or would like it in another language, please contact ResearchQuestion@ofsted.gov.uk
, quoting reference GD2.