Finding foster carers: Meeting the challenge

25th February 2016

Home for Good is a Christian charity launched in March 2013. They currently work with five voluntary adoption agencies, and a number of local authorities largely with a focus on fostering. Here they describe how church communities can support foster care recruitment. In 2013 a group of church leaders approached Southampton City Council to ask […]


How did I get here? Journey from care to PhD student

8th September 2015

Áine Rose Kelly is now a doctoral student at the Rees Centre, Department of Education, University of Oxford. My name is Áine Rose Kelly and in January 2014 I wrote a blog post about care leavers and postgraduate study for the Rees Centre blog. I was delighted with the response and comments I received from […]


Identifying and addressing the mental health needs of children in care

17th June 2015

The questions below were posed to a mixed audience of practitioners, carers, researchers and care leavers at Rees Centre webinar, 3 June 2015. Recording link (54 mins) mp4 file  Slides from webinar presentation. Please add your own responses to the comments to the box below. 1.Which aspects of ‘ordinary care’ can influence young people’s mental […]


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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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