Publications

All our reports are freely available to read online and download. We are also happy to send out free hard copies where available. Please contact us at rees.centre@education.ox.ac.uk

Evaluation of Children’s Social Care Innovation Programme 

Evaluation of Birmingham City Council’s Step Down Programme. Report of Preliminary Findings Jan 2017
Gillian Plumridge and Judy Sebba
April 2017

Evaluation of the Siblings Together Buddy Project
Judy Sebba 
March 2017

What is known about the placement and outcomes of siblings in foster care? An international literature review
Sarah Meakings, Judy Sebba and Nikki Luke
February 2017

Teenagers In Foster Care: A handbook for foster carers and those that support them 
John Coleman with Jane Vellacott, Graham Solari, Maggie Solari, Nikki Luke and Judy Sebba
October 2016

The Impact of Unproven Allegations on Foster Carers
By Gillian Plumridge and Judy Sebba
July 2016

Evaluation of the London Fostering Achievement Programme
Rees Centre and Loughborough University
April 2016

The Educational Progress of Looked After Children in England: Linking Care and Educational Data
By Judy Sebba, David Berridge, Nikki Luke, John Fletcher, Karen Bell, Steve Strand, Sally Thomas, Ian Sinclair, Aoife O’Higgins
November 2015

What is the relationship between being in care and the educational outcomes of children? An international systematic review
By Aoife O’Higgins, Judy Sebba and Nikki Luke
September 2015

The recruitment, assessment, support and supervision of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender foster carers. An international literature review
By Helen Cosis Brown (University of Bedfordshire), Judy Sebba and Nikki Luke
February 2015

What works in preventing and treating poor mental health in looked after children?  NSPCC & Rees Centre.
By Nikki Luke, Ian Sinclair, Matt Woolgar and Judy Sebba
September 2014.  Read Executive Summary only.

The role of the supervising social worker in foster care. An international literature review
By Helen Cosis Brown, Judy Sebba and Nikki Luke
September 2014


Effective Parent-And-Child Fostering. An international literature review
Nikki Luke and Judy Sebba, February 2014

The impact of fostering on foster carers’ children. An international literature review
Ingrid Höjer, Judy Sebba and Nikki Luke, October 2013

How are foster carers selected? An international literature review of instruments used within foster carer selection
Nikki Luke and Judy Sebba, September 2013

Supporting each other: An international literature review on peer contact between foster carers
Nikki Luke and Judy Sebba, February 2013

Why do people become foster carers? An international literature review on the motivation to foster
Judy Sebba, September 2012

Key Messages


Short briefings (2 sides A4) based on the literature review reports above.

Key Messages – about parent-and-child fostering (pdf file)

Key Messages – how foster carers can support each other (pdf file)

Key Messages – why do people become foster carers? (pdf file)

Key Messages – what is the impact of fostering on foster carers’ children? (pdf file)

Key Messages – role of the Supervising Social Worker (pdf file)

Key Messages- recruitment, assessment, support and supervision of LGBT foster carers (pdf file)

Key Messages – what works in preventing and treating poor mental health in looked after children?

 

 

 

Teenagers in Foster Care

Handbook for foster carers

Jan 2017