Understanding the Support Needs of Children Adopted from Public Care: Findings from the Wales Adoption Cohort Study

Every child adopted from the public care system in the UK has a complex and individual history of early adversity that may include early experiences of maltreatment, neglect, or household dysfunction. Some children may have been exposed to drugs or alcohol in utero or may have a higher genetic risk for mental health problems. All… Read More

How do transitions shape the educational journeys of adult care leavers?

Blog by Eavan Brady, Trinity College Dublin We all experience numerous transitions in and out of various roles throughout our life course – becoming an adult, becoming a parent, or moving out of the family home, to name a few. Young people who have left state care (for example, foster care or residential care) often experience an… Read More

Don’t Hold Back – Transitions to adulthood for young people with learning disabilities. 3 Years On

Professor Sally Holland, Children’s Commissioner Wales Distress caused to young people and their families due to issues around transitions from children’s to adult services is a persistent issue which I see far too often. If transition arrangements are handled poorly, with children and their families not meaningfully involved in the process and left feeling abandoned,… Read More

Autumn Conference Series: Transitions for Young People

We are very excited to announce our autumn conference series on ‘Transitions for Young People’, to include webinars, videos, podcasts, blogs and more. Webinars Recordings Podcast: Transition to University – Challenges for care experienced young people Dr Hannah Bayfield and Lorna Stabler, Cardiff University. Listen to the podcast Video: Understanding the Support Needs of Children… Read More