Past events

Webinars listed separately here

University of Oxford Department of Education Seminar Series 2015/16

Monday 13 June 2016
The findings of an RCT evaluation of the effectiveness of the Letterbox Club in improving number and reading skills of foster children aged 7-11 years old. Abstract
Dr Karen Winter, Queen’s University Belfast

Slides (pdf)

Please note that a recording of this seminar is unfortunately NOT available.

Monday 25 April 2016
Supporting the development of looked-after children: what we know and what we need to do
Dr Sara McLean, psychologist and researcher at the Australian Centre for Child Protection, University of South Australia

Slides will be posted here shortly.

Please note that a recording of this seminar is unfortunately NOT available.

Monday 30 November 2015
The Educational Progress of Looked After Children in England – Linking care & educational data
Professor David Berridge (University of Bristol), Professor Judy Sebba, Dr Nikki Luke and Professor Steve Strand (Department of Education, Oxford). Respondent Emma Ing, Senior HMI Ofsted. Abstract(pdf)
Slides

Teenagers in Foster Care (ESRC) Seminar Series

17 March 2015, Denmark
Innovative approaches to support young people transitioning from care to adulthood. Further details including video of speakers

Pupil Premium TeachMeet Event

Wednesday 11 March 2015
Improving outcomes and experiences of disadvantaged and looked after children in schools through use of the pupil premium.
Video of session
Chaired by Sir Tim Brighouse

University of Oxford Department of Education Seminar Series 2014/15

Monday 2 March 2015
Does being in care provide protection or increase risk? Understanding the outcomes of children in care.
Recorded as a University of Oxford podcast

Professor Janet Boddy, University of Sussex and Professor Donald Forrester, University of BedfordshireAbstract

Teenagers in Foster Care (ESRC) Seminar Series

Tuesday 11 November 2014, London
Migrant Children in Foster Care.

Teenagers in Foster Care (ESRC) Seminar Series

25 June 2014, London
Future directions for effective interdisciplinary youth justice systems.
More details.

2 April 2014, London
Fostering Adolescents: sex, risks and rights.
More details.

Rees Centre Seminar

Tuesday 25 March 2014
How can teachers and schools promote the educational achievements of children in care? Read more and watch video recording
Slides (powerpoint)

Professor Robert Flynn isProfessor of Psychology, University of Ottawa. Seminar organised by the Rees Centre in association with Oxford Education Deanery and the Leadership for Learning Programme.

National Virtual School Headteachers’ Conference 

Friday 21 March 2014
The contribution of Virtual School Headteachers to developing resilience in Children in Care. Read more

University of Oxford Department of Education Seminar Series 2013/14

Monday 17 February 2014
Professional foster carers and committed parents: the challenges of providing permanence in long-term foster care.
View Slides (powerpoint)
Read more and watch video recording

Professor Gillian Schofield is Head of the School of Social Work, Centre for Research on Children and Families, University of East Anglia.

Teenagers in Foster Care (ESRC) Seminar Series

Thursday 16 January 2014
How views of parenting and teenagers apply to foster care.
More details

Special Seminar

Thursday 3 October 2013

Outcomes Based Accountability – An International Journey. Read more (slides and video recording available)..

Mark Friedman, Director, Fiscal Policy Studies Institute, Santa Fe. A special seminar hosted by the Rees Centre & the Core Assets Group. 

University of Oxford Department of Education Seminar Series 2012/13

Monday 4th March 2013

Research on childhood well-being: gender and racialised identities. Read more and watch video recording..

Professor Ann Phoenix, Co-Director of the Thomas Coram Research Institute, Institute of Education University of London, and Co-Director of the Childhood Wellbeing Research Centre.

Monday 3 June 2013

Safeguarding children in the early years: research messages for professionals in education. Read more and watch video recording..

Professor Harriet Ward is Director of the Centre for Child and Family Research (CCFR) at Loughborough University, UK and co-director of the government-funded Childhood Wellbeing Research Centre – a partnership between the Institute of Education, University of London, Loughborough University and PSSRU, University of Kent.

Special lecture and discussion led by Professor Peter Pecora

Part of the University of Oxford Inter-departmental Seminar Series on ‘Children and Youth in a Changing World’.

Tuesday 19 February 2013
Improving the outcomes of children and young people in out of home care: practice and research-based strategies. Read more and watch video recording..

Professor Peter Pecora is professor of Social Work at the University of Washington and Managing Director of Research Services, Casey Family Programs, Seattle.

Rees Centre Seminars 2012/13 Improving Outcomes for fostered children and young people


Seminar One: Wednesday 21 November 2012
How does foster care work? Improving outcomes and wellbeing through support and training in parenting. Read more and watch video recording..

Judy Sebba’s summary of key messages and questions from the seminar can be found on our blog.

Seminar Two: Wednesday 16 January 2013
What are we trying to achieve in foster care? Read more and watch video recording..

An online discussion around this seminar can be found on our blog.

Seminar Three: Wednesday 20 February 2013
What can schools do to realise expectations? Read more and watch video recording..

An online discussion around this seminar can be found on our blog.

Seminar Four: Wednesday 20 March 2013
Leaving care: outcomes for fostered young people. Read more and watch video recording..

An online discussion around this seminar can be found on our blog.

 

Rees Centre launch

On Thursday 27 September 2012 the new Rees Centre for Research in Fostering and Education was launched by Children’s Minister Edward Timpson MP. Read more.