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posted on 21.01.2020, 09:46 authored by Rachel SandfordRachel Sandford, Thomas Quarmby, Rebecca Duncombe, Oliver HooperOliver Hooper
R2BA was a methodologically innovative study of care experienced young people in England, which explored their perspectives on/experiences of sport and PA. The project was conceived in response to research suggesting that, despite sport/PA (and related activities) being of potential benefit to care experienced young people’s positive development, this population of young people may not have access to such activities that is comparable to their noncared for peers (Quarmby et al., 2019).

Recognising the increasing complexity of young people’s lives, the study was designed to encompass a broad range of influences that could impact care experienced youths’ attitudes towards, participation in and experiences of sport/PA. A deliberate effort was made to focus on policy and practice as well as to seek the perspectives of different individuals.

The main aim of R2BA was to examine the strategies in place to support care experienced young people’s engagements with sport/PA and to explore their lived experiences of these. In order to achieve this, three key objectives were identified:

1. To map the context of sport/PA provision for care experienced youth
2. To examine current practice in this area (from youth and adult perspectives)
3. To identify implications for future policy and practice


Right to be Active: Examining the Sport/Physical Activity Experiences of Looked After Children in England

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Dr Rachel Sandford. Deposit date: 17 January 2020

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