How to increase the involvement of young people in decisions which affect them?

11th March 2014

What is the best way for fostering providers to increase the involvement of young people, coming into foster care, in decisions which affect them? Young People’s Everyday Lives and Their Sense of Belonging My name is Lena Hedin. I am a researcher and senior lecturer in social work at Örebro University in Sweden. I am […]


PhD study on education of children in care

12th February 2014

Aoife O’Higgins provides an overview of her research to date.. The education of children in care: who is to blame? We know that most children in care don’t do well in school, but we don’t know why. Do their pre-care experiences – poverty, neglect, abuse – disrupt their development so much that they are forever […]


Care Leavers and Postgraduate Study

15th January 2014

How can Care Leavers be better supported when undertaking postgraduate study? My name is Áine Rose Kelly and I am 26 years old. I was placed on a full care order when I was seven years old after experiencing years of physical and emotional abuse, and neglect. When I was 19 I went to university […]


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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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