View our Care & Education resources used by both education and social care practitioners to support the education of care-experienced children and young people. This information focuses on advice contributed by organisations to assist people in their practice. We are actively seeking examples of resources used directly with children and young people, and if you have materials that you would like to share please let us know by using the form on the ExChange: Care & Education homepage or contacting us directly via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Young people leaving care, practitioners and the pandemic: Experiences, support, and lessons
This research project predominantly focused on the Welsh context and aims to contribute to this emerging body of evidence, with a specific focus on the needs, support and experiences of young people leaving local authority care…
Children looked after in Wales
On 31st March 2019, there were 6,845 children looked after in Wales, a further increase of 440 compared to the previous year. As a result, the gap between the rate of children looked after in Wales compared to other parts of the UK has continued to widen…
Assessing Parental Capacity to Change when Children are on the Edge of Care: an overview of current research evidence
Assessing Parental Capacity to Change when Children are on the Edge of Care is an overview of current research evidence, bringing together some of the key research messages concerning factors which promote or inhibit parental capacity to change in families where there are significant child protection concerns.
Contested cultures of care: Research with and for the Plus One Community on the Plus One Experience
RESEARCH REPORT Authors: Alex Nunn, Tamsin Bowers-Brown, Tom Dodsley, Jade Murden, Tonimarie Benaton, Alix Manning-Jones, The Plus One Community Year: June 2019 Summary: This study was funded by the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Collaborative Outreach Progamme (DANCOP). It focusses mainly on a series of holiday workshops run by the Derby Cultural Education Partnership (CEP) for young… Read More
Young People with a Disability Leaving State Care Phase Two Report. Issues, Challenges, Directions The Young People’s Perspective.
This report presents the second phase of the Monash University Young People with a Disability Leaving Care Study.
A qualitative life course study of the educational pathways of care-experienced adults.
his study is about the educational pathways of adults who spent time in out-of-home care as children (‘care-experienced adults’) and those factors that have influenced and shaped these pathways over time.
A strong future for young people leaving out-of-home care
Uniting (formerly UnitingCare Children Young People and Families) has conducted a review of Australian and international policy and program approaches relevant to improving outcomes for young people who are transitioning from out-of-home care (OOHC) to adulthood.
A necessary engagement: An international review of parent and family engagement in child protection
This report provides a review of international and national models of engagement, support and advocacy for parents who have contact with child protection systems.
Relationship-based practice and service system expertise to support young people transitioning from out-of-home care in Victoria
RESEARCH REPORT Author: Jade Purtell, Philip Mendes Year: 2020 Summary: The Salvation Army Westcare Continuing Care program evaluation final report by Jade Purtell and Philip Mendes (Monash University Department of Social Work) This is the final report of the evaluation of the Salvation Army Westcare Continuing Care Program, which was based in Melbourne’s Western Metropolitan Region… Read More
“I wish someone would explain why I am in care”: The impact of children and young people’s lack of understanding of why they are in out-of-home care on their well-being and felt security
JOURNAL ARTICLE Authors: Jo Staines and Julie Selwyn Year: Jan 2020 Summary: Having a good understanding of one’s origins and history is known to be significant in identity development. Drawing on a large-scale online survey of looked after children’s subjective well-being, this paper demonstrates that a significant number of children and young people (age 4–18… Read More