What is school really like for children in care?

20th July 2020 : 16:00 - 17:00

Category: Webinar

Research Group: Rees Centre

Speaker: Luke Rodgers (from The Care Leaders organisation)

Location: Online

Convener: Helen Trivedi

Audience: Public

Missed the session? YouTube recording


Luke Rodgers began his career with Foster Focus, an organisation which provides fostering services opportunities to improve services by involving young people. He has won multiple awards for his work including the ‘Children’s Achievement Award’ (2013) from Children and Young People Now, the ’Young Social Entrepreneur Award’ (2014) from Unltd, ‘Entrepreneur of Excellence Award’ (2015) from the National Diversity Awards. In 2017 after the organisations continued success Foster Focus was placed in the top 10 list for the best global companies in ‘youth development’ by the International Youth Foundation. Most recently Luke was recognised on the 2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours List with the British Empire Medal (BEM) for his commitment to children and families.

After the success of Foster Focus, Luke brought his expertise to The Care Leaders and wants to provide more opportunities to young people in care and those leaving care. His ambitions are to create a platform for other young people to develop their own social enterprises and use their experiences in care as a driving force to move them forward, not to hold them back.


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


Please contact Timpsonprogramme@education.ox.ac.uk