Monthly Archives: January 2014

Care Leavers and Postgraduate Study

15th January 2014

How can Care Leavers be better supported when undertaking postgraduate study? My name is Áine Rose Kelly and I am 26 years old. I was placed on a full care order when I was seven years old after experiencing years of physical and emotional abuse, and neglect. When I was 19 I went to university […]


Approved to Foster

9th January 2014

Stuart Hatch was recently approved to foster and writes below on his experience of the approvals process… The seed was planted to foster and my wife and I started our journey into the approval process. We carefully answered all of the questions on the forms and handed them into our social worker.  We were handed […]


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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