By Peter Williams, on 22 February 2021
As mentioned in a previous blog post (at that time as a forthcoming event) UCL hosted a virtual seminar as part of an ‘Up Close & Policy’ series: Care leavers’ rights to records – a central theme of the MIRRA project – in October. Dr Elizabeth Lomas (Department of Information Studies, UCL), Darren Coyne (The Care Leavers’ Association), Luke Geoghegan (British Association of Social Workers) and Matthew Brazier (Ofsted), discussed how their work with care leavers (i.e. any adult who spent time in care, such as foster care, residential care, or other arrangements outside the immediate or extended family, as a child) and their rights to their personal records has led to change in policy in the area of children’s social care policy.
The report to this seminar is now available, which brings together the key points made during the discussion by each of the speakers, as well as the audience Q&A: