Monthly Archives: May 2018

The untapped potential of ‘work’ for looked after young people – challenges and opportunities

8th May 2018

Department of Education public seminar, 23 April 2018 Guest speaker: Professor Robbie Gilligan, Trinity College Dublin. Using evidence from the Care to Work Pathways Study and wider research, Robbie explained how a positive experience of ‘work’ can have a transformative effect on young people in care, disrupting a ‘narrative of failure’ and feeding a ‘narrative […]


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