Children in care fear being socially stigmatised
Almost 50% of children in care worry about other people knowing their background, mainly because they fear being judged, bullied or treated differently, according to the latest report by Children’s Rights Director for England, Dr Roger Morgan, published today.
The Care and prejudice report surveyed the views of 362 children invited to take part randomly from children’s homes and foster care across the country. The report highlights the views and experiences of children living in care and the prejudices they face as a result of being in care. Children in care are worried most about employers, other children and young people, and possible landlords finding out they are from care.