Behaviour and Development
Most babies, children and young people come into care because they have been harmed and may not have received the attention, love and care that they need to feel valued and safe. This means that the experiences a child has had before coming into care have likely had a big impact on all areas of their learning, development and wellbeing.
It is possible, however, to lessen negative impacts and to improve a child’s future brain development and wellbeing by providing them with strong and positive experiences and relationships.
This section looks at how past experiences of a child in care may have affected their behaviour and development, and suggests what you can do to understand, manage and support them while they are with you.