Care Leavers’ Stories Project (British Library)

14th May 2015

This guest post is written by Pete Fleischmann, Head of Co-production at Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE). SCIE improves the quality and effectiveness of social care by sharing knowledge and evidence about what works. Co-production is the term SCIE uses to describe service users and carers working with professionals in equal partnerships. Care leavers […]

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Foster carer perspective on care leaver pathway to University

25th March 2015

From Mick Jewell, foster carer with Foster Care Co-operative.. I have helped two care leavers achieve their dream of becoming accepted at University after initially troubled, but eventually successful secondary school and College education. I was shocked to find the lack of help they receive with the organisation, realisation and financial guidance from the Government […]

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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.

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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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