Monthly Archives: February 2013

The need for positive and planned decisions in foster care

26th February 2013

By Harvey Gallagher, Chief Executive of the Nationwide Association of Fostering Providers (NAFP) Depending on which figures you use, children’s social care in England has been hit by something like a 25% cut in the last year. That would have a huge impact even if done in a planned, transparent way based on evidence. But […]


What can schools do to realise expectations?

18th February 2013

Join the discussion in the third Rees Centre public seminar – even if you can’t be there. Wednesday 20 February 2013 5.00-6.30pm at 15 Norham Gardens, Oxford (Seminar Room A) Children and young people in foster care are at risk of poorer educational outcomes, which may be exacerbated when changes in placement are accompanied by […]


Would you like to contribute as a guest blogger for the Rees Centre?

We’re looking for short pieces of 300-400 words on topics related to our research focus (foster care – with or without reference to education) that will provoke discussion amongst our readers.

This is your chance to voice your thoughts on what matters most to you in the field of foster care. Blogging for the Rees Centre is open to all with an interest in this field, and we particularly welcome contributions from care leavers, foster carers and practitioners. Submitting your post is easy – just contact us for a chat about your proposed topic. The Rees Centre reserves the right not to publish each and every blog entry it receives, depending on the volume of entries and the topics covered.

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