Continuity around schooling for children placed away from home: about consistency between educators in Children’s villages

Helene Join-Lambert, Researcher, Université Paris Nanterre, France  Benjamin Denecheau, Researcher, Université Paris Est Créteil, France  Pierrine Robin, Researcher, Université Paris Est Créteil, France  Sandrine Dottori, Chargée de mission, SOS Village d’Enfants, France Our presentation draws from a research conducted in 2016-2017 on Children’s Villages in France, which have implemented a program for better supporting children’s school education. Children’s Villages are specialized in looking after brothers […]

What is the role of carer involvement in predicting pupil engagement and school performance? A longitudinal analysis.

Aoife O’higgins, PhD student, University of Oxford, UK     The gap between the educational outcomes of children in care and their peers has been well documented in research (O’Higgins, Sebba, & Luke, 2015). But the risk and protective factors underlying this social problem are poorly understood and insufficiently modelled in order to be useful for interventions (Sebba et […]

The education of unaccompanied asylum-seeking children in care

Ellie Ott, Researcher, University of Oxford, Rees Centre for Research in Fostering and Education, UK  Aoife O’higgins, Phd student, University of Oxford, Rees Centre for Research in Fostering and Education, UK     European countries have seen a dramatic increase in the number of unaccompanied asylum-seeking children (UASC). In the most recent figures, the number of UASC in England have risen 54% (to […]

Mentoring in the lives of care leavers

Yafit Sulimani-Aidan, Researcher, Tel Aviv University, Israël    Background: Studies that investigated mentoring relationships among youth in foster care found that mentoring relationships suggested that mentors have the potential to lead to better outcomes. However, many questions remain concerning the identity of the mentors available to youth after leaving care. This study aimed to describe the relationships young adults […]