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Teenagers in foster care: the critical role of carers and other adults

An ESRC funded seminar series, 2014-2015, to address issues around fostering teenagers including offending, sexual exploitation and asylum seekers

Organised by the University of Oxford (Rees Centre and Department of Social Policy), University of Bedfordshire and University of Gothenburg, seminars covered the following topics:

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


  • Key Findings

  • Recorded Seminars

  • Summary Report

  • Handbook

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