This blog aims to be a forum of discussion between practitioners, academics, foster/kinship carers, adoptive parents and young people. Topics of discussion in the blog will be relevant to the study, and will include: foster/kinship care, adoption, young people leaving care, resilience, early adversity, mental health/wellbeing, support, social services, attachment, etc. Posts will be written by members of the research team but also others, such as academics in the field, social care agencies and voluntary organisations, other practitioners, foster/kinship carers, adoptive parents and young people. The blog will also serve to inform of the progress made in the study, and to discuss aspects of it.
The Care Pathways and Outcomes Study
This is a longitudinal study that has been following all the 374 children who were in care and under 5 years old on 31st March 2000 in Northern Ireland. This research aims to compare how these young people are getting on in their different types of placement. It also seeks to explore the levels of stability and placement breakdown that is occurring, and to identify the reasons for this.
Currently funded by the Economic and Social Research Council
- Project Update 7: The need to know or/and search – is curiosity the right word?
- Regional variations in care planning
- Project Update 6: The well-being of care-experienced young adults in Northern Ireland
- Project Update 5: Youth’s experiences of (and future expectations of) parenthood
- Project Update 4: The 3 THINGS that are HELPING care-experienced young people COPE with difficult experiences in their lives
- birth families
- birth parents
- care planning
- digital technologies
- disabled young people
- Early adversity
- ethical considerations
- foster care
- kinship care
- mental health
- public engagement
- regional variations
- research methods
- Residence Orders
- social media
- social workers
- subjective well-being
- young parents
- Montserrat Fargas on About this blog
- Julia Rimmer on About this blog
- Montserrat Fargas on Project Update 4: The 3 THINGS that are HELPING care-experienced young people COPE with difficult experiences in their lives
- Brenda Horgan on Project Update 4: The 3 THINGS that are HELPING care-experienced young people COPE with difficult experiences in their lives
- Montserrat Fargas on Project Update 2: Placement disruptions are often not the end of the relationship
Great work and a lively blog too!
Thanks very much, Julia. It’s great to get positive feedback.