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New surveys to explore lockdown experiences

The UK’s Largest Fostering and Adoption Charity, TACT, and Research in Practice have developed three linked surveys to explore experiences of life at home during lockdown.

The surveys aim to explore how people have spent their time, experiences of home schooling and relationships with social care over the lockdown period. And the findings will be used to inform practice as we move towards exiting lockdown; we will look to learn the lessons of the past three months and retain anything that carers, birth families and young people in care found beneficial, and address that which was problematic.

The survey will run from 9-21 June and all responses will be anonymous.

Please share widely with children in care social work teams, local authority foster carers, independent foster care providers, residential care homes, special guardianship teams, special guardians themselves and birth parent networks. The more widely the surveys are shared the more robust picture it will give of life in care under lockdown to allow learning for the future.