Monthly Archives: March 2013

The importance of good social workers

19th March 2013

By Lynne Blencowe, foster carer I am a Foster Carer with Core Assets and would like to comment on the importance of good social workers. I am lucky enough to have an extremely good Supervising Social Worker, which I believe is essential in my role for several reasons: Through regular monthly supervision, due to the […]


Leaving care: outcomes for fostered young people

14th March 2013

Join the discussion in the fourth Rees Centre public seminar – even if you can’t be there. Wednesday 20 March 2013 5.00-6.30pm at 15 Norham Gardens, Oxford (Seminar Room A) Professor Mike Stein is Research Professor at the Social Policy Research Unit, University of York. His presentation will explore young people’s transitions from care to […]


(Vulner)ability and creative action research spaces

11th March 2013

By Dr Sevasti-Melissa Nolas Public discourses of children in general, and children in care in particular, often revolve around their vulnerability. Official statistics for example note that children in care are more likely than the general population to experience mental health problems. This way of thinking about children has the tendency to focus on the […]


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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