Does carer involvement raise the attainment of children in care?

Children in care are at risk of low educational attainment (Trout, Hagaman, Casey, Reid, & Epstein, 2008). Interventions have been developed to address this problem but systematic reviews of the evidence find that their effectiveness is currently limited (Evans, Brown, Rees, & Smith, 2017). Research suggests that the processes underlying low achievement for this population,…

Neglect, educational success, and young people in out-of-home care: Cross-sectional and longitudinal analyses.

 Authors: Tessier, N.G., O’Higgins, A. and Flynn, RJ Abstract Maltreated young persons in out-of-home care often have poor educational outcomes, heightening their risk of long-term psychosocial disadvantage (Forsman, Brännström, Vinnerljung, & Hjern, 2016). In their systematic reviews, Romano, Babchishin, Marquis, and Fréchette (2014) and O’Higgins, Sebba, and Gardner (in press) found evidence that neglect was…

The Educational Progress of Children in Care

The Rees Centre and University of Bristol (Graduate School of Education and School for Policy Studies) were funded by the Nuffield Foundation to explore the Key Stage 4 (GCSE) educational of children in care in England. RESEARCH TEAM: Professor Judy Sebba, Professor David Berridge, Professor Steve Strand, Professor Sally Thomas, Dr Nikki Luke, Dr John…

How do migrant young people get on in care?

This study focuses on the outcomes of migrant young people in care in England. It is one part of a large research project that was undertaken by The Rees Centre and researchers at the University of Bristol on the educational progress of children in care in England. Over 2,500 refugee children are currently looked after…

Planning for migrant young people in care: do placements make a difference?

Co-authors: Drs Ellie Ott and Michael Shea This paper has been submitted for publication and will be available soon. Abstract: Record numbers of unaccompanied refugee minors have been arriving in high-income countries since 2015. Child welfare agencies and non-governmental organisations tasked with providing services have struggled to cope with demands on their services as a…