Getting involved with the Care Inquiry

The Care Inquiry will draw on published research and on policy, organisational and practitioner knowledge. It will also pay close attention to the knowledge and experience of children, young people, families and carers. This will mainly be collated via the three formal Inquiry sessions, which will be considering:

  • Making sense of the evidence – changing trends in state intervention and in the care population, and their impact on permanence. 
  • Learning from the lived experience – the views and experiences of children and young people, parents, kinship and foster carers, residential staff and adoptive parents. 
  • Building secure futures – identifying priorities for change.

The Inquiry also welcomes the submission of other evidence and experience relevant to these themes.

If you are aware of or have conducted relevant research or consultations, please send us the document and/or link, with a brief paragraph on the key findings and their significance to the Care Inquiry.

If you would like to submit written evidence about your own experiences of the care system, please email 300-500 words to If you are still in care or would like to remain anonymous, please do not put any identifying information in your submission.

We will acknowledge receipt of all submissions but cannot reply to individual questions or points raised within.

We cannot guarantee to make specific reference to any individual evidence submitted in the final report, but we will give careful consideration to all evidence received.

We will use this to get a feeling of the range of views and evidence of what works, and we will upload a short report developed after considering all the evidence. We expect that the report will be available in March 2013.

Thank you for your interest in the work of the Care Inquiry.



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