Looked after children report

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Summary of report content

Healthwatch Leicester and Healthwatch Leicestershire undertook research into how prepared Looked After Children felt about looking after their health and emotional wellbeing once they are living independently. They spoke to 4 children.

Whilst it is not possible to be able to draw any definitive conclusions from the small sample they were able to engage with, there is a sense of a lack of education and preparedness for adult life and using Health services. More education is needed to enable looked after children to manage their own health and wellbeing.

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General details

Report title 
Looked after children report
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch Leicester
Healthwatch Leicestershire
Date of publication 
Monday, 16 August, 2021
Key themes 
Holistic support
Information providing
Lifestyle and wellbeing

Methodology and approach

Was the work undertaken at the request of another organisation? 
Primary research method used 
If an Enter and View methodology was applied, was the visit announced or unannounced? 

Details of health and care services included in the report

Social care services 
Children services

Details of people who shared their views

Number of people who shared their views 
Age group 
1-15 years
16-17 years
18-24 years
Not known
Not known
Sexual orientation 
Not known
Does the information include public's views? 
Does the information include carer's, friend's or relative's views? 
Does the information include staff's views? 
What was the main sentiment of the people who shared their views? 

Outcomes and impact

Were recommendations made by local Healthwatch in the report? 
Does the information contain a response from a provider? 
Is there evidence of impact in the report? 
Is there evidence of impact external to the report? 
Not known

Network Impact
Relationships that exist locally, regionally, nationally have benefited from the work undertaken in the report
Implied Impact
Where it is implied that change may occur in the future as a result of Healthwatch work. This can be implied in a provider  response, press release or other source. Implied impact can become tangible impact once change has occurred.
Tangible Impact
There is evidence of change that can be directly attributed to Healthwatch work undertaken in the report.