The Rees Centre aims to identify what works to improve the outcomes and life chances of children and young people in foster care.  We review existing international research in order to make better use of current evidence.We conduct new research studies in order to address gaps identified by research reviews and issues raised by adults and young people involved in foster care.

Our Research Briefing (pdf March 2018) summarises our current activities and latest publications. Please send a request to join our mailing list for research updates by email.

Key principles of our research

User engagement throughout the research process – established consultation groups of LA/independent providers, carers, young people.

Foster carers and care experienced young people are employed as co-researchers.

Accessible findings & invited debate about them via our regular meetings with key organisations, blog, Twitter, Facebook and our two-monthly newsletters.