Digital Tools for Care Experienced Children 

A new guide and app to support children and young people in care is being developed by students in Cardiff University. The project in being supported by NYAS, Child Friendly Cardiff, and Cardiff Council Children’s Services. The university’s computer science department are once again highlighting their adaptability and expertise in taking on ambitious projects from across the City services.  

Students will work closely with care experienced young people to create a guide and app to support them in their journey through care. There are often many key workers and key meetings involved with children in care, which can be daunting and sometime confusing. The aim in creating these tools is to help children understand their journey better and the roles of those involved. 

Two students in Cardiff University have begun preliminary research on the project, with workshops and focus groups beginning in the coming weeks.