Department of Education

Rees Centre

About the Centre

The Rees Centre produces research evidence to improve policy and practice in the areas of children’s social care and education. We aim to improve the life chances and particularly the educational outcomes of those who are, or have been supported by children’s social care services, with a focus on children in need (including those in care), adoptive and special guardianship families and care experienced adults. The primary audiences for the Centre’s work are children’s social care practitioners and managers, foster carers, adopters, guardians, schools, virtual schools, health, the judiciary, therapeutic services, policymakers and other researchers. We often work in partnership with others and have well-established relationships with both statutory and third sector organisations as well as the care experienced community.


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Director: Associate Professor Dr Lisa Holmes

Deputy Director: Associate Professor Dr Neil Harrison

Professor of Education and Adoption: Julie Selwyn

General queries:

tel 01865 274050

Write to us: Rees Centre, Department of Education, University of Oxford, 15 Norham Gardens OX2 6PY

All People: Staff and students at the Rees Centre




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