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… Read More

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… Read More

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. Read More

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

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