I used to, but …

MUSIC is a natural part of life for most children and young people –
in school, at home, and in their social lives. Exposure to it and
experience of it has huge benefits. But is that the same for looked
after children living in residential care?

That’s what Creative Scotland wanted to find out. The national arts
organisation takes its newly-acquired role as a Corporate Parent
seriously, and thought that looked after youngsters might not get the
same access to music as others.

They asked CELCIS to find out if that was so, and it proved to
be the case, with one constantly recurring phrase from children and
young people becoming the key to it for me: “I used to, but …”

What research has shown



Published by Residential Forum

The Residential Forum is to promote the achievement of high standards of care and support for children and adults living in residential care and nursing homes, supported housing, residential schools and colleges, hospices and hostels. It contributes to improving the quality of service to the public. Members of the Forum are people of standing and experience drawn from the public, private and voluntary sectors, as well as some who can speak for service users and carers.

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