They want children and young people's views on:
- keeping safe
- giving their views on things that affect them
- making a complaint or a suggestion
- how they are cared for
- how they are helped to achieve
According to the Department for Education, the report is very important for ministers and the department, and the views of children and young people are taken into account in their policy development and implementation. The best local authorities also make use of the results in the report.
The survey can be completed until 31 July 2013 and can be found on here:
Many foster carers will have received a login and password for their fostered children to access the survey already.
Any who have not should contact Lilian.Clay@ofsted.gov.uk to request one, saying if possible which local authority the children they foster mainly come from to help with analysis of the survey geographically as well as nationally.