Big Brothers, Big Sisters and their Little Siblings

22nd November 2017

Most children who grow up with their parents have other supportive adults in their lives – godparents, neighbours, aunties or uncles who organise fun days out, take an interest in the child’s education and aspirations, provide birthday presents and other occasional treats. This is not always the case for children who grow up in the […]


What do we know about the educational journeys and experiences of children in need and children in care?

28th September 2017

Dr Nikki Luke, Senior Research Fellow at the Rees Centre, outlines an exciting new project exploring the educational journeys of children and young people in care as well as those ‘in need’.  The Educational attainment and progress of children in care and children in need, will be led jointly by the University of Bristol with the […]


My foster family made me believe I was capable of achieving great things

6th July 2017

Steven Hawksworth is a care experienced young adult who has just completed an undergraduate degree in Education Studies. I was in the Care system from the ages of 7-18. Thankfully I only had one long term foster placement with a very education centred family who had all completed degrees and postgraduate qualifications, something which my […]


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