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The Fostering Communities programme - Walking tall: stage two evaluation

Boffey, Maria, Mannay, Dawn, Vaughan, Rachael and Wooders, Charlotte 2021. The Fostering Communities programme - Walking tall: stage two evaluation. [Project Report]. Cardiff: The Fostering Network in Wales.

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Abstract

Walking Tall is a three-year project (2020 – 2023) for primary school children in foster care, enabling them to make their voices heard and develop their confidence. Stage One of the Walking Tall Project sought to facilitate a children’s advisory group to assist with trialling and developing activities for later stages of the project. Children in foster care (n=8) aged eight to 11, and foster carers (n=5), participated in Stage One. Foster families were posted a range of arts-based materials and activities and once these were completed children and foster carers had an online conversation with one of the project team members about their engagement with the project, their evaluations of the materials and activities, and their recommendations for the later stages of the Walking Tall Project. The evaluation of Stage One of the Walking Tall Project was published in April 2021 (Boffey et al 2021). The Stage One report set out details of the activities and consultation sessions, outlined the key points raised by children and foster carers, and offered a series of recommendations for the remaining stages of the Walking Tall Project (Boffey et al 2021). Stage Two of the Walking Tall Project drew on the recommendations from this evaluation (see Appendix 1) and consulted with children in foster care (n=3) aged nine, ten and eleven and foster their carers (n=2) who took part in Stage One to refine the Stage Two menu of activities. In Stage Two the project team also worked with additional children in foster care (n=2) aged 10 and their foster carers (n=2). The Stage Two report documents how this work extended the knowledge generated in the initial Stage One consultations and how it will inform the ongoing activities of the Walking Tall Project.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Date Type: Published Online
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Children’s Social Care Research and Development Centre (CASCADE)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
Uncontrolled Keywords: Foster care ; care ; care experienced ; children looked after ; foster carers ; state care ; children ; creative methods ; visual methods ; participatory
Publisher: The Fostering Network in Wales
Funders: Welsh Government
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 9 November 2021
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2021 16:30
URI: http://orca.cardiff.ac.uk/id/eprint/145063

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