This report by Social Finance, LGBTQ+ Youth in Care and nine LGBTQ+ care experienced adults, shares our insights from exploring the experiences and outcomes of LGBTQ+ children and young people in care. It sets out practical recommendations that the care system can take forwards to improve data, relationships and training.
Our ambition is for an inclusive care system, where all LGBTQ+ CYP receive the support they need in line with the rights of every child.
- Data about gender identity and the sexual orientation of young people in care should be collected in a trauma informed and person-centred way
- There is a need for new approaches to enable and nurture positive relationships between CYP and those who care for them
- Training is necessary to equip those who work with care experienced people with the awareness and tools they need to support the specific needs of LGTBQ+ CEP
This report is the start, and we are keen to hear from anyone who is interested in working with us to develop these ideas further, generate new ones, and ultimately deliver necessary change – please get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Working together, inclusive care can be the experience of every child.