Bright Spots 2022 Survey for Children in Care

Published
10.06.2022

Gloucestershire County Council are working with Coram Voice for the fourth year to carry out an independent survey to all children in care and care leavers (aged 4- 25) who are placed by Gloucestershire County Council.  A huge thank you for those who have already supported children and young people to complete the Bright Spots Survey. By way of an update, we are pleased to share that we have had responses from 50 of our young people.

 

Can you please continue to encourage young people to fill out the survey and encourage designated teachers to support with this? We currently have had a 7% response rate which is short of our minimum target of 30%.

 

We have agreed to work with Coram Voice again to distribute a survey to improve the care experience and well-being of children in care called ‘Your Life, Your Care’. The survey asks children and young people aged between 4 and 25 years old to answer questions about their placements, the people they know, their well-being, their carers and social worker, their rights and the chances they get.

 

The children in care who are school age will be sent the survey through the schools designated teacher. The survey should take 5-10 minutes to complete.

 

The survey itself is accessible via a secure link (below). 

 

Electronic versions of the survey:

https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/gloucestershire_ylyc_4-7/

https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/gloucestershire_ylyc_8-11/

https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/gloucestershire_ylyc_11-18/

 

The survey is also available via PDF,  for those who would prefer to fill out a hard copy.

4-7 survey

8-11 survey

11-18 survey

 

If designated teachers/young people prefer the paper copy, these need to be sent back to Children and Families Commissioning Hub either via post to

Mark Foster

Commissioning Officer

Children and Families Commissioning Hub

Gloucestershire County Council

Shire Hall

Gloucester

GL1 2TG

 

Or these can be scanned in and sent to our dedicated survey email address – brightspots@gloucestershire.gov.uk

Please can you encourage our children in care to participate.

 

These are our current response rates on the surveys that have been filled out, as you can see we are still short of the target, so please keep pushing:

 

Age Group

Number of responses recorded so far

Number of surveys declined

Response rate (%)

Number of responses needed to reach 30%

Number of responses needed to reach 40%

Number of responses needed to reach 50%

4-7

8

1

7%

27

38

50

8-11

17

1

16%

15

26

37

11-18

25

2

5%

124

174

224

Total

50

4

7%

166

238

31

 

For survey returns via email and for any queries, please email brightspots@gloucestershire.gov.uk

 

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