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 […]


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 […]


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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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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