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National Children’s Bureau - Living Assessment Project

Are you a young person or parent with experience of having had a social care assessment?

Living Assessments is a five-year project between the University of Cambridge, University of Kent and the National Children’s Bureau. The project looks at the decision-making process for providing social care support to children and families, the impact of that support, and the lived experiences of assessments.

We are recruiting for 3 groups of ‘Experts by Experience’ to commit to being part of the project from Jan 2021 until Dec 2022.

  • Disabled children and young people, 11 - 25 years old
  • Adult care leavers, 16 - 25 years old
  • Parents and carers whose children have experienced social care assessments, 0 - 25 years old

What it involves:

  • Attending monthly meetings on Zoom (or face-to-face in London when we can!)
  • Discussing research findings 
  • Taking part in data analysis
  • Writing publications
  • Presenting research findings
  • You will receive a £20 voucher for each session you attend
  • You will receive skills training, references and team building activities and events
  • All travel, accommodation and sustenance, including specialist arrangements and carers, will be paid up front or reimbursed and anyone experiencing disabilities, communication challenges, SEN or lacking confidence will receive specialised support, such as small group work, breaks, one-to-one support or creative activities.

The deadline for applications is 9am on Monday 8th February.

Please visit the NCB website to find out more or to apply online

Contact Amber DeRosa on or 07802 465 985