Where should we place unaccompanied refugee children to live?

15th May 2019

Where should you live? This is a major question that everyone faces. It is a particularly salient question that social workers face when they have a young person arrive in their local authority from another country, separated from any primary caregiver. Should we place this unaccompanied asylum-seeking child in family foster care, a residential home, […]


New directions for the Rees Centre in 2019

16th April 2019

Neil Harrison and Julie Selwyn We have primarily focused in the past on the education of children within the social care system – and mainly those who are being fostered.  We will now be extending this work to encompass adopted children, those leaving care and care-experienced adults. Two new care leaver projects… We’ve recently announced […]


Whole school approaches to attachment and trauma (secondary schools)

30th January 2019

Richard Glenny is the Deputy Head of Priestlands School in the New Forest, a large secondary school with 1250 students and more than 150 staff. Richard gave a Rees Centre webinar on 7 November 2018. We have summarised his key points below. At the end of the blog are questions raised by some of the […]


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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
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