Hello Everyone,

We are in the process of preparing for our Annual General Meeting and are interested in gaining some information from yourselves about being in care, being a care leaver and your thoughts about the issues the Care Leavers’ Association should be focusing on over the next year or so.

We would be really grateful if you could fill out the questionnaire (click on the link below or copy and paste it into your browser) with you experiences, thoughts and views.


The aim of this research questionnaire is to collect helpful information about adult care leavers in the UK. We want to find out about the issues that concern you so that we, the Care Leavers’ Association, can better represent care leavers. We want to know more about the backgrounds and experiences of adult care leavers so that we can help to inform people – government, the media and the general public – about their needs. This is the first time that anyone has widely consulted adults who have been in care as children.

The information you give us will only be used by the Care Leavers’ Association. It will not be passed on to anyone else. We seek to represent, and are run by, care leavers of any age from 18 upwards. We have all been in care as children and you can find out more about us from our website: www.careleavers.com. We will publish the results of our research, but no one will be identified (the results will be anonymous).

If you want to, you can decide not to answer any of the questions. Also, you can contact us if you want any more information about the questions.

If you would prefer a paper copy of the questionnaire, let us know and we can post one to you or send it to you as an email attachment.

We aim to be able to present the findings from this questionnaire by the Annual General Meeting in November. Please could you fill out this questionnaire by Friday 30th October 2009

If you have any questions or comments please do not hesitate to contact myself, the research co-ordinator: Zachari Duncalf on zachari.duncalf@strath.ac.uk

Many Thanks,