Department of Education

Rees Centre

Selected Presentations

Care experienced students in higher education: how they get there and how they get on

Neil Harrison

Slide presentation, March 2019 public seminar, University of Oxford

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Educational Attainment of Young People in Care

Nikki Luke

Slide presentation, BASPCAN Conference, April 2018

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What works in children’s social care? Messages from Wave 1, DfE Children’s Social Care Programme (pdf)

Judy Sebba

Slide presentation, Oxfordshire Children’s Safeguarding Board Conference, March 2018

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Findings from study on impact of unproven allegations on foster carers – impact on birth children (pdf)

Judy Sebba

slide presentation, Newcastle, September 2017

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Educational Progress

Nikki Luke

2 minute podcast from Nikki Luke on the individual differences that can impact on a child’s attainment at school and the role of care as a protective factor, Feb 2017

Starting Out Right: Early Education and Looked After Children report (pdf)

Dec 2016

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Recruiting foster carers (pdf)

Judy Sebba

slides from Masterclass presentation to the Association of Child Welfare Agencies Annual Conference, Sydney Australia, 17 August 2016

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Collection of articles and accompanying introduction on mental health and looked after children

Collection of articles and accompanying introduction on mental health and looked after children (free online access) Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 2016

Educational Progress of Looked After Children in England (pdf)

slides from London launch event 30 November 2015

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Messages from Rees Centre research

Judy Sebba

keynote presentation, Hampshire Fostering Network Big Event 3 June 2015

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What works in preventing and treating poor mental health in looked after children?

Nikki Luke

presentation to Kent Foster Care Association Conference June 2015

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Improving outcomes and experiences of disadvantaged and looked after children in schools (YouTube video) Chair Sir Tim Brighouse, TeachMeet March 2015

Evidence informed educational practice for children in care (Slides)

Alun Rees and Lucy Wawrzyniak

Rees Centre Webinar February 2015

What benefits and challenges do secondary schools face in implementing whole school approaches to attachment and trauma?
7 November 2018

Presented by Richard Glenny, Deputy Head, Priestlands School, Hampshire.

Recording (presentation 20 minutes plus questions) available via YouTube:

Why is understanding attachment and trauma so important?
27 June 2018

Presented by Sir John Timpson, chairman and owner of Timpson, the retail service chain. This is the second webinar of The Alex Timpson Attachment and Trauma Programme in Schools.

Recording (48 minutes) available via YouTube

How Do Schools Address Attachment and Trauma?
Monday 26 March 2018

Presented by Duncan Roberts, head teacher at Maple Cross JMI and Nursery School, Hertfordshire.

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Duncan has been leading work in his school on attachment and trauma for several years. In this webinar he describes why his school undertook work on attachment, what they did, what the outcomes have been, what challenges they faced and how they overcame these.

Teenagers in Foster Care
Weds 22 March 2017

Recording (hosted on YouTube)

This webinar was presented by Dr John Coleman, the lead author of the Teenagers in FosterCare handbook.

Impact of Unproven Allegations on Foster Carers
11 July 2016

Recording (hosted on YouTube)

This webinar was presented by Gill Plumridge and Judy Sebba of the Rees Centre, authors of the study report. It covers the key findings and recommendations for social workers, fostering providers and policy makers. Allow 45 minutes to listen to the whole session.

Helping looked after children to manage their behaviour: what we need to consider
20 April 2016

Presented by Dr Sara Mclean, Australian Centre for Child Protection, University of South Australia.
Recording (hosted on YouTube)

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In this webinar, Dr McLean outlined some of the main developmental difficulties that children in care can experience, how these might affect behaviour management and ideas for building effective behavioural interventions so that children can be supported to achieve their potential.

Educational Progress of Looked After Children – Linking care & educational data
15 December 2015

Recording (online)

Recording (mp4 file)

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This webinar looked at key messages from the University of Bristol/Rees Centre research study funded by the Nuffield Foundation. Allow 45 minutes to listen to the entire session. Presented by David Berridge, Nikki Luke and Judy Sebba.

Identifying and addressing the mental health needs of children in care. Key messages from research
3 June 2015

Recording (mp4 file)

Slides

Blog posting June 2015

Webinar flier (pdf)

This webinar looked at key messages from the NSPCC/Rees Centre evidence review, What works in preventing and treating poor mental health in looked after children? (executive summary). Also research by Helen Drew, University of Sussex, with schools and Virtual Schools on supporting the mental health needs of looked after children around the transition from primary to secondary school (project information).

Evidence-Informed Educational Practice for Children in Care
10 February 2015

Recording (online)

Recording (windows media file)

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Role of the Supervising Social Worker in Foster Care
7 October 2014

Recording (mp4 file)

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Integrating Research and Practice
1 July 2014

Recording (windows media file)

Making sense of the research evidence: Improving Educational Outcomes for Young People In Care (slides)

Judy Sebba

BAAF Aiming Higher Conference, January 2015

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What are the factors associated with the educational outcomes of children in care? A systematic review (slides)

Aoife O’Higgins

EUSARF conference September 2014

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Informing and Evaluating PeerSupportGroups(powerpoint slides)

Nikki Luke

EUSARF conference September 2014

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Participating in Research as an Interviewer – a foster carer’s perspective (powerpoint slides)

Colin Chatten

EUSARF conference September 2014

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Parent and child fostering: messages from research and practice (pdf)

Nikki Luke and Helen Holgate

UWE September 2014

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An overview of designs used in research in fostering (powerpoint slides)

Judy Sebba, Aiofe O’Higgins, Nikki Luke

EUSARF conference September 2014

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What research suggests might be most effective use of Pupil Premium (Plus) for improving educational outcomes of looked after children (slides)

Judy Sebba

Centre for Learning and Teaching Research, University of Sussex, July 2014

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What the research tells us about improving educational outcomes of looked after children (slides)

Judy Sebba

keynote for Brighton and Hove Virtual School, May 2014

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What can schools do to raise attainment and learning of looked after children? (audio recording with slides)

Judy Sebba

online seminar for National College for Teaching and Leadership, 26 March 2014

Resources from National Virtual Schools Headteachers’ Conference, Oxford, 21 March 2014

Jointly organised by the Rees Centre and the Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers in Oxfordshire, the Conference took place on 21 March 2014 at Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford.

Theme: The contribution of Virtual School Headteachers to developing resilience in Children in Care

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Slides:

What helped and hindered our educational progress?
Presentation from care experienced young people’s group
How can carers contribute to the development of educational resilience in children in care?
Prof Robert Flynn, University of Ottawa
County-wide Paired Reading Programme
Julia Alfano, Hampshire Children’s Services

What does research suggest about supporting positive outcomes for children in foster care? (slides)

Judy Sebba

keynote presentation, IFCO 2013

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