Young people aged 16 and 17 are legally children and are entitled to the protections of the legislation related to children. This survey, put together jointly by The Children’s Society and the British Association for Social Workers, asks questions about:
· support available for 16 and 17 year olds who are children subject to a ‘child in need plan’ and children subject to a ‘child protection plan’ or through early help;
· how the support helps prepare them for adulthood, and
· changes needed to improve support for vulnerable 16 and 17 year olds during transition and into young adulthood.
The survey is anonymous.
The survey consists of 4 sections:
Section 1. About you
Section 2. About your job supporting 16 and 17 year old children in need
Section 3. Support available to 16 and 17 year old children in need in your area
Section 4. Support available to young adults aged 18 to 25 who were known to children’s services as a child on a 'child in need plan' or a child on a 'child protection plan'
The survey will take around 20 minutes to fill. The results of the survey will be shared with the Children in Need review conducted by the Government. It will also inform the development of guidance on supporting vulnerable 16 and 17 year olds that will be developed jointly by The Children’s Society and BASW.