The Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian recently completed its fourth Views of Children and Young People in Foster Care survey.
From April to July 2011, Commission Community Visitors (CVs) offered all eligible children and young people living in foster or kinship care in Queensland that they regularly visit the opportunity to participate in this survey. Over 2700 survey responses were received.
The survey covers a range of topics including quantitative and qualitative questions about children or young people's placement and experiences in care, such as:
Commissioner Elizabeth Fraser thanked all the children and young people who participated in the survey some of whom were lucky winners of prizes for being part of the survey. The Commissioner also thanked the CVs for helping the children and young people they visit understand the purpose of the survey and how their views will be reported and referenced by the Commission in its ongoing advocacy for children in care.
The foster care survey is one in the suite of Views surveys conducted by the Commission that offer children and young people living away from home the opportunity to express their views about issues relevant to them and their experiences of the child protection and youth justice systems. The other surveys in this series are the Views of Young People in Residential Care and Views of Young People in Detention Centres.
All reports relating to the Views surveys can be downloaded from the Commission's website at:
Commissioner Elizabeth Fraser (centre) draws some prize winners from the Views of Children and Young People in Foster Care survey draw, with Megan Jarvis (left) from the Community Visitor Program and Russell Evans from the Strategic Policy and Research Program.
Last Updated: November 3, 2011