(Vulner)ability and creative action research spaces

11th March 2013

By Dr Sevasti-Melissa Nolas Public discourses of children in general, and children in care in particular, often revolve around their vulnerability. Official statistics for example note that children in care are more likely than the general population to experience mental health problems. This way of thinking about children has the tendency to focus on the […]


Proud Parents

5th March 2013

By Nicola Hill As the only lesbian couple fostering for Hackney council, my partner and I can sometimes feel a bit isolated. However, it has helped to belong to the group New Family Social (NFS), which has organised this week’s LGBT fostering and adoption week. I regularly visit the NFS website, attend the monthly events […]


The need for positive and planned decisions in foster care

26th February 2013

By Harvey Gallagher, Chief Executive of the Nationwide Association of Fostering Providers (NAFP) Depending on which figures you use, children’s social care in England has been hit by something like a 25% cut in the last year. That would have a huge impact even if done in a planned, transparent way based on evidence. But […]


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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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