Survey reveals limited support for carers on food behaviour issues among Children in Care

by Beth Bradshaw | 30 July, 2019 12:18 pm

Earlier this year, Food Active published position statement on ‘Food as a safeguarding issue’.

Since then we have partnered with several national organisations, including: Foster Talk, BECOME charity, National Fostering Agency, National Association of Fostering Providers and Power of Parenting and with three local authorities (Tameside & Glossop, Knowsley, Barnsley) to develop a Food in Care Charter.

As a first step, a national online survey took place in May 2019 to examine the scale of the food behaviour challenges experienced by carers and other professionals; what support is currently available to them; where are the gaps; what works and how things could be changed or improved. The results will inform the development of the Food in Care work and the key findings are:

The summary of responses received can be found in the report below.

 

Source URL: https://foodactive.org.uk/online-survey-reveals-limited-support-for-carers-on-food-behaviour-issues-prevalent-among-children-in-care/