Research and investment is needed, if national guidance on fostering unaccompanied asylum seeking children (UASC) is to be met.

19th July 2018

Guest post by Abigail Sidery who completed a small-scale qualitative study in this area for her MSc in Policy Research at the University of Bristol. Many local authorities around the UK are receiving into their care increasing numbers of UASC- young people who have arrived seeking asylum, with no carer. In November 2017, the government […]

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Sir John Timpson:why understanding trauma and attachment is so important

5th July 2018

Sir John Timpson led an online webinar on 27 June 2018. He explained his personal experiences with his late wife Alex of fostering 90 children and adopting two and their lightbulb moment when attachment was explained to them and they came across the work of Dan Hughes. This helped them understand some of the more challenging […]

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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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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.

By email: rees.centre@education.ox.ac.uk
By phone: + 44 (0) 1865 274050