TRANSITIONS FROM CARE TO ADULTHOOD: PERSISTENT ISSUES ACROSS TIME AND PLACE ON 8th March 2021 : 17:00 – 18:00
Category: Public Seminar Research Group: Rees Centre Speaker: Professor Mike Stein (University of York) and Professor Harriet Ward (University of Oxford) Location: Online – Zoom Convener: Neil Harrison
This seminar arises out of the work of the of the International Research Network on Transitions to Adulthood from Care (INTRAC), which brings together researchers from Europe, the Middle East, Australia, Canada and the United States – and more recently members from Asian, African and South American countries.
The seminar will offer participants an opportunity to hear and discuss the findings from seven papers to be published by members of INTRAC in a Special Issue of Child and Family Social Work (Stein, M. and Ward, H. Eds.(in (Published online: 12th April 2021; Published print 22nd April 2021)) Young People’s Transitions from Care to Adulthood: exploring historical narratives). The papers present original research into the historical antecedents of policy and practice concerning children leaving out-of-home care (care leavers) in six countries: England, India, Romania, Northern Ireland, Norway and Switzerland. The way in which societies support care leavers at this pivotal moment in their lives is emblematic of their approach to numerous ‘wicked issues’ such as social exclusion, poverty and, increasingly, immigration and seeking asylum, that affect many other young people who may need help in times of adversity. Understanding the development of policies designed to promote better outcomes for care leavers provides an opening into exploring these wider issues, which impact on a much higher proportion of the population.
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