Rees Centre

Rees Centre for Research in Fostering and Education is in the University of Oxford Department of Education.  Through research and its application, the Rees Centre aims to make a difference to the life chances of children and young people in foster care and those who have experienced care.

Professor Judy Sebba was interviewed by a young person about the role of the Centre in this short video.

Our research has a particular focus on children and young people in care, foster carers and the wide range of organisations that provide fostering services.  It also focuses on building a sense of attachment, security and belonging for young people, and achieving improved educational outcomes, health and well-being.

The Director of the Centre is Dr Lisa Holmes. Members of the Rees Centre team and our associates are listed on our People page.

To join our e-mailing list, please send your email address to rees.centre@education.ox.ac.uk

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We are delighted to receive comments and questions from those interested in the work of the Rees Centre.


The Joseph Rowntree Foundation is an independent social change organisation working to solve UK poverty



Through research, policy, collaboration and practical solutions, we aim to inspire action and change that will create a prosperous UK without poverty, where


  • more people want to solve poverty, understand it and take action
  • everyone has a decent, affordable home
  • everyone has a good living standard and prospects
  • more people find a route out of poverty through work
  • more people find a route out of poverty through a better system of social security

https://www.jrf.org.uk/about-us












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