Difficult but rewarding challenge of foster care

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Category: Media

Oxford Mail, 03/12/2013, p.12, Judy Sebba

Judy Sebba, director of Oxford University’s Rees Centre for Research in Fostering and Education, writes this week’s University Life column. Professor Sebba discusses the challenges faced by children and parents in the fostering system, as well as the ways in which the Rees Centre works with the community: ‘The centre aims to find the best ways to improve the lives of children and young people in foster care. We do this by meeting regularly with young people… their foster carers, social workers and teachers.’ She goes on to say: ‘There are key things we have discovered about what works in foster care… we have learned that support for foster carers is very important in making sure that children stay as long as is needed and that the carers don’t give up fostering.’ More….