What’s it like to be a same-sex couple fostering a child?

10th March 2017

Guest post from foster carers for LGBT Adoption & Fostering Week 2017 Last summer, we took our foster daughter to Oxford Pride with us. She loved celebrating diversity and equality as well as hula hooping and having a rainbow painted on her face. As a same-sex couple fostering for Oxfordshire County Council, we have been […]


Research planning and a duck roll the size of my hand: TakeOver Day at the Rees Centre

15th February 2017

Oxfordshire Children in Care Council Deputy Oliwia came to the Rees Centre as part of the national Children’s Commisioner TakeOver Challenge. On the 18th of January I was given the amazing opportunity of taking over the research planning at the Rees Centre for a Takeover Day. This gave me a chance to flaunt the knowledge […]


Show care leavers you care this Christmas

2nd December 2016

“They need to have fun, they need to have a great, joyous experience, and wonderful presents. We want to say: ‘Put your feet up, relax, and let us treat you. Let’s make a memory, so that next year you have something really positive to look back on.”   Lemn Sissay MBE, founder of the Christmas […]


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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
By phone: + 44 (0) 1865 274050