Black children in Care: Health, hair and skin

23rd January 2015

Over the years as a social worker, I noticed that some white foster carers, who have cross-cultural placements, lack the information and support they need to truly help their black child flourish whilst embracing their identity.


Social pedagogy trained social workers in foster care

23rd December 2014

Iris King, a Supervising Social Worker (Wiltshire Council). What can social pedagogy trained social workers bring to foster care? I followed the recent webinar ‘The role of the Supervising Social Worker in foster care’ (Past Events) with great interest and it was an excellent opportunity for a number of social workers to communicate and reflect on […]


Systematic review of factors associated with educational outcomes of children in care

4th November 2014

By Aoife O’Higgins, doctoral student at the Rees Centre. As part of my PhD, I carried out a systematic review to investigate the factors associated with educational outcomes for children in care, other than just being in care. These might include placement instability or behavioural problems for example. What were some key findings? There were […]


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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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