Should Care Experience be a Protected Characteristic

As part of the Joining Up Joining In project funded from the Blagrave Trust Leicestershire Cares conducted a survey in partnership with their care experienced peer researchers. So far on the project, four young people have received training from Learning and Work Institute to become peer researchers and explore the issues that local care experienced young people face. This survey was their first research activity, which the group wanted to carry out given the momentum of local authorities across the country voting to recognise care experience as a protected characteristic. The young people designed the survey, promoted it to their networks, analysed the findings and wrote the sections of this report, which presents the findings of the survey. Read more.

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