Transitions and change for care-experienced young people in school

16th September 2021 : 16:00 - 17:00

Category: Webinar

Research Group: Rees Centre

Speaker: Rebecca Brooks

Location: Online

Convener: Helen Trivedi

Audience: Public

To attend the webinar, simply click on this link on the day of the event.

The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic brought issues around transitions and change in education into sharp focus. Whether through sudden partial closures of schools early in the pandemic, or burst bubbles in the months following, everybody in education has experienced the uncertainty and disruption of sudden and dramatic transitions.

Those who care for or work with care-experienced children will know that many struggle with change and uncertainty. Even without the complication of a global pandemic, the school day is a long series of transitions – from one activity to another, one room to another, one teacher to another – and the rhythm of the school year adds in transitions to holidays and back again, to new classes and to new settings. This webinar will explore the factors that make transitions and change such a challenge for care-experienced and adopted children and provide practical strategies for supporting children to manage them.



Rebecca Brooks is an Education Policy Advisor at Adoption UK, a former secondary school teacher and foster carer. Now an adoptive parent, her work at Adoption UK focuses on assessing the impact of education policy on adoptive families and adopted children and young people and supporting education professionals with guidance, training materials and resources. She is the author of The Trauma and Attachment Aware Classroom and several Adoption UK reports including Bridging the Gap, Better Futures and the annual Adoption Barometer.


This webinar series is linked to our research programme, The Alex Timpson Attachment and Trauma Programme in Schools.


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