Fostering Adolescents: Sex, risks and rights

2 April 2014: Seminar 2

Key points

Full report(pdf file) including summary of presentations and discussion.

Speakers

Recorded presentations

Adolescence, risk, resilience, rights: our perceptions of ‘sex’: A brief overview of the themes of the day
Jenny Pearce, Professor of Social Work, University of Bedfordshire

Lessons from the Inquiry into Child Sexual Exploitation in gangs and groups; emerging themes for foster carers of adolescents.
Sue Berelowitz, Deputy Children’s Commissioner for England

Young people and peer on peer sexual violence: issues for foster carers of adolescents.
Carlene Firmin, Senior Research Fellow, University of Bedfordshire

Sexual health promotion amongst vulnerable youth
Ronny Tikkanen, University of Gothenburg and Malin Lindroth, Malmo University

Fostering young lesbians and gay men – applying research findings.
Helen Cosis-Brown, University of Bedfordshire

Young people’s voices: their understanding of sex and risk.
Maddy Coy, London Metropolitan University

Take away’ points from foster carers.
Helen Holgate and Jane Muir, foster carers.

Research Poster Session

Work from postgraduate students:

Sexualised Girls: Narratives of the Safeguarded? (pdf) Poster by Lara Pizycki, Northumbria University

AfricanCaribbeanWomen. Fostering, Race, Bodies and Sexuality. Poster by Ava Kanyeredzi, London Metropolitan University

Specialist foster placements for sexually exploited and trafficked young people. By Dr Lucie Shuker on her work evaluating a Barnardo’s scheme.

Presentations

Adolescence, risk, resilience, rights: our perceptions of ‘sex’: A brief overview of the themes of the day. Jenny Pearce

Lessons from the Inquiry into Child Sexual Exploitation in gangs and groups; emerging themes for foster carers of adolescents. Sue Berelowitz

Young people and peer on peer sexual violence: issues for foster carers of adolescents. Carlene Firmin.

Sexual health promotion amongst vulnerable youth. Ronny Tikkanen and Malin Lindroth.

Fostering young lesbians and gay men – applying research findings. Helen Cosis Brown.

Young people’s voices: their understanding of sex and risk. Maddy Coy.

‘Take away’ points from foster carers. Helen Holgate and Jane Muir.