About us

The Rees Centre aims to improve the life chances of all young people in the care system through research.

Led by Professor Judy Sebba, the Centre was established in April 2012 within the Department of Education at the University of Oxford. It was set up with funding from the Core Assets Group, an international children’s services provider with a particular interest in fostering services in the UK and internationally. The Centre is named after Jan Rees, a foster carer and dedicated social care specialist, and co-founder of the Core Assets Group.

The Centre is now funded from a variety of sources.  The research undertaken and its publication is governed by the University ethics process, and conducted independently of any specific interest groups or funders.

We are located in Norham Gardens within the Department of Education (reception at no. 15).