Teenagers in Foster Care

Seminar Series

How views of parenting and teenagers apply to foster care
Seminar 1.
16 January 2014 Oxford.

Sex in adolescence: Balancing rights and risks
Seminar 2.
2 April 2014 Luton.

Future directions for effective interdisciplinary youth justice systems
Seminar 3.
25 June 2014 London.

Migrant Children in Foster Care
Seminar 4.
11 November 2014 London.

Innovative approaches to support young people transitioning from care to adulthood
Seminar 5.
17 March 2015 Sweden.

The final event of the series took place on 23 June 2015.

Summary of key points from seminars 1-5 (pdf)

Handbook for foster carers and those that support them

Based on the seminar series, the handbook was jointly written by foster carers and researchers and launched in London in January 2017.
Free hard copy on request.

TeenagersInFosterCareHandbook – pdf

Aims of the Seminar Series

The Economic and Social Research Council awarded a grant for the 2014-15 seminar series Teenagers in Foster Care: The critical role of carers and other adults to the Rees Centre along with the Universities of Bedfordshire and Gothenburg and the Department of Social Policy at the University of Oxford.

Each seminar considered a different topic. The series aimed to:

Provide a range of different theoretical perspectives on parenting, studies of adolescence and fostering;

Create a new interdisciplinary research network by connecting researchers, practitioners and policy makers;

Influence policy and practice by directly engaging users in the seminar series and the future network;

Develop an international research agenda with a specific focus on fostering teenagers.


Download handbook

A handbook for foster carers and those that support them. Based on the ESRC seminar series Teenagers in Foster Care