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Introduction

Mannay, Dawn, Rees, Alyson and Roberts, Louise 2019. Introduction. In: Mannay, Dawn, Rees, Alyson and Roberts, Louise eds. Children and young people 'looked after'? Education, intervention and the everyday culture of care in Wales., Cardiff: University of Wales Press, pp. 1-12.

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Abstract

This opening chapter provides the reader with an insight into the rationale for bringing together this edited collection, Children and Young People ‘Looked After’? Education, Intervention and the Everyday Culture of Care in Wales. It sets out the aims and scope of the volume, as well providing an overview of the following chapters and the ways in which they connect to the core themes of education, social policy, practice, research, and the everyday lives of care-experienced children and young people in the Welsh context. All researchers have stories to tell about why they chose to research particular topics, and the book’s editors have been involved in work with children and young people in the care system and care leavers, linked with academic research, consultations, teaching and social work practice (Mannay et al., 2015, 2017; Pithouse and Rees, 2014; Roberts, 2017; Roberts et al., 2016, 2017). This experience has engendered an admiration for the care-experienced populations we have encountered, and, at the same time, a disappointment that, despite social research and policy interventions, they are faced with pervasive educational and social inequalities, which can have consequences for their transitions to the workplace and their sense of security, self and ongoing stability.

Item Type: Book Section
Date Type: Publication
Status: In Press
Schools: Children’s Social Care Research and Development Centre (CASCADE)
Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
L Education > L Education (General)
Uncontrolled Keywords: care, children, young people, looked after, Wales, education
Publisher: University of Wales Press
ISBN: 9781786833556
Funders: Welsh Government
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2019 09:51
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/114381

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