The Rees Centre is in the University of Oxford Department of Education.  The Centre produces research evidence to inform policy and practice in the areas of children’s social care and education. We aim to improve the life chances and particularly the educational outcomes of those who are or have been supported by children’s social care services, with a focus on children and young people in care, children in need and care leavers. The primary audiences for the Centre’s work are children’s social care practitioners and managers, foster carers, schools, virtual schools, policy makers and other academics.  

The Director of the Centre is Dr Lisa Holmes. Members of the Rees Centre team and our associates are listed on our People page.

Professor Judy Sebba, the Centre’s founding Director, was interviewed by a young person about the role of the Centre in this short video.

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