Lifelong links improves children’s mental health and well-being, study shows

A programme helping children in care to maintain positive relationships with family members has been found to deliver year-on-year improvements to their mental health and wellbeing, a study shows. The research, carried out by the Rees Centre at Oxford University on behalf of the Family Rights Group (FRG), looked into the effectiveness of its Lifelong Links programme that aims to help children reconnect with people important to them. The findings not only revealed a significant improvement in children’s mental health and wellbeing but also young people being more settled in their foster care or children’s home. Read more.

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