A critical conversation

28th January 2013

By Dr Peter McParlin, Fellow of the British Psychological Society, ex care, ex approved school and Ben Ashcroft, proud father and author of ’51 Moves’ It’s not just that in our own times in care we moved 90 times between us and were both vulnerable, neglected and abused children that has brought us to the […]

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What are we trying to achieve in foster care?

9th January 2013

Join the discussion in the second Rees Centre public seminar – even if you can’t be there. Wednesday 16 January 2013 5.00-6.30pm at 15 Norham Gardens, Oxford (Seminar Room A) Permanence has been the dominant ‘paradigm’ in child placement practice and planning for children in care at case and policy levels in many jurisdictions. Professor […]

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How does foster care work? Improving outcomes and wellbeing through support and training in parenting.

19th December 2012

Rees Centre Public Seminar 1 The first Rees Centre public seminar was held on 21st October, 2012. The two speakers were: Professor Stephen Scott, of Kings College, London, and Professor Kathy Sylva, of the Department of Education, University of Oxford. Sara Worth of the Fostering Services in Bath and NE Somerset was the respondent. We […]

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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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