Aims to ensure that a child in care has a positive support network around them to help them during their time in care and in adulthood.
Family Rights Group supports local authorities to implement Lifelong Links with children in care. Training Lifelong Links coordinators, publishing tools and resources and providing consultancy support.
Lifelong Links had a significant positive impact on young people, with 74% living in their foster care or children’s home a year later, compared with 41% of young people who did not receive Lifelong Links. Lifelong Links also improved a young person’s sense of identity and increased the number of family and friends connections. The report is available to read in full here.
Lifelong Links source: https://frg.org.uk/lifelong-links/