NEWS: Stigma still exists for children in care, Life Changes Trust survey reveals
26 November 2018
A new survey, commissioned by the Life Changes Trust, has revealed that while attitudes in Scotland to care experienced young people are generally very positive, some people still hold discriminatory attitudes.
The survey reports positively that the majority of people in Scotland feel that being in care ‘makes no difference’ to whether children behave well or badly or whether they are a good or bad influence on others. However, over a third of people in Scotland believe that children in care are more likely to get into trouble with the police and around a quarter believe that children in care are worse behaved than other children. The survey highlights that there is clearly a significant gap between public understanding and reality when it comes to care experienced young people.