Care experience being a protected characteristic

Closed 10 Mar 2023

Opened 10 Feb 2023


The independent review of children’s social care has recommended that the government should make care experience a protected characteristic

This means it will be against the law to discriminate against someone because they are or have been cared for and will mean that those with care experience will have the same protections from discrimination as the other nine protected characteristics; age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation.

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If you need additional help in understanding the issues then please speak to your social worker or aftercare worker.

Why your views matter

It is important that we speak to our care experienced children and young people to get their views on this. It is important that we listen to you so that you can influence what we do as a Council. We want to ask you if you think it is a good idea for Trafford Council to do this.

What happens next

We will listen to you and take all your views into account whern we decide what to do next.