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 […]


You Have Been Loved – A foster carer’s experience of a child moving on

1st August 2018

Guest blog post from a volunteer[1] foster family who look after children on a short term basis. We would like to share our experience of what it’s like when a child moves on. This is an open letter to our foster child, who we shall name Alex. The first time we met you, you frightened […]


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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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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