This project aims to examine the experiences of care leavers who became parents (of cohort members) and the intergenerational impact on their children’s adjustment, including outcomes from childhood into early adulthood. The study uses information from two British cohort studies.
Long-term outcomes for care-experienced parents and children: Evidence of risk and resilience from two British cohort studies
Prof Ingrid Schoon, Prof Emla Fitzsimons
March 2021 – March 2023
Nuffield Foundation – visit the project page on the Nuffield Foundation website.
This study will examine the experiences of care leavers who became parents and the intergenerational impact on their children’s adjustment. The care leavers in this study are parents of cohorts members.
Using information from the 1970 British Cohort Study (BCS70) and the 2000-02 Millennium Cohort Study (MCS).
The aims of the study are to examine:
The research will identify opportunities to support care-experienced parents and inform policy of how to support people leaving care to become independent and to improve their life chances and those of their children
The research will identify opportunities to support care-experienced parents and inform the aims of the Government’s 2013 Care Leaver Strategy to support people leaving care to become independent and to improve the life chances of their children.
This poster serves as an introduction to the Care Leavers project and also how care leavers and children of care leavers experienced the cover-19 pandemic. Focusing on the 1970 cohort, the findings add to the growing body of evidence on the long shadow of care experience which continues into the 5th decade of life among those with direct care experience when they were children. Importantly we show this shadow does not necessarily affect all – and in particular not the children of care leavers.