Safer Young Lives is part of the Institute of Applied Social Research

ESRC Teenagers in Foster Care Series

The ESRC Seminar Series 'Teenagers in Foster Care' ran from 2013 to 2015 and was a collaboration between the Rees Centre at the University of Oxford, Department of Education, the Social Policy and Intervention Department of the University of Oxford, the Institute of Applied Social Research at the University of Bedfordshire and the Department of Social Work at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden.

Summary papers of each of the seminars are available below

  • How views of parenting and teenagers apply to foster care
  • Sex in adolescence: Balancing rights and risks
  • Future directions for effective interdisciplinary youth justice systems
  • Migrant Children in Foster Care
  • Innovative approaches to support young people transitioning from care to adulthood


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