This research project will investigate whether ‘contact’ between children who are looked after and their birth family impacts on the children’s development, stability, attainment, mental health, general well-being and aspirations. The project will examine the efficacy of using ‘contact’ purposely for the promotion of positive outcomes.
Start date:October 2012
Research Topic:Looked After Children and birth family contact
Research pathway:Social Work and Social Care
Research Supervisor:Dr Paul Rees
Supervising school:College of Human and Health Sciences, Swansea University
Primary funding source:ESRC Studentship