How will my foster carers look after me?


The Truth Team

Last year Barnardo’s Advocacy Service (CAPs) asked children to complete a brief questionnaire

30 young people completed the questionnaire. The young people who gave feedback were aged 10 and above (including care leavers,) they were in placements in area and out of area. They lived in a variety of settings. Young people were asked:

What answers they wish they had known before they came into care and what advice would be good for young people in care to 




They had three important messages:

  1. Tell your Social Worker about any ideas that you might want to try.

  2. Get to know your advocate.
  3. Think of ideas of who you can talk to rather than bottling things up.