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Table 1 Qualitative participants

From: The key therapeutic factors needed to deliver behavioural change interventions to decrease risky substance use (drug and alcohol) for looked after children and care leavers: a qualitative exploration with young people, carers and front line workers

Qualitative method Participant group Number of participants Gender Placement type/job role Substance use
Individual interviews LAC 19 F = 9, M = 10 Foster care = 5
Residential care = 8
Independent/supported living = 5
Living with biological parent = 1
Current/previous substance use = 16
Never used substances = 3
Carers 13 F = 8, M = 5 Foster carers = 6
Residential workers = 4
Supported living workers = 2
Biological parent = 1
 
Drug and alcohol workers 3 F = 1, M = 2 Service manager = 1
Drug and alcohol worker = 2
 
Dyad interviews Social workers 4 F = 4 LAC managers = 2
Social workers = 2
 
Focus groups Drug and alcohol workers 5 F = 3, M = 2 Service manager = 1
Drug and alcohol worker = 4
 
Social Workers 4 F = 3, M = 1 Senior Social workers = 3
Social worker = 1
 
Carers 4 F = 3, M = 1 Foster carers = 4  
Total participants   52