Thursday 12 May 2016, 1.00PM to 4.30pm
Speaker(s): Jo Dixon, University of York. Other speakers are to be confirmed.
This includes a review of the role of short term residential care (Funded by Action for Children and NSPCC). This short study explored current evidence on young people on the edges of care and support options for them and their families. It included a review of research and practice evidence to locate the ‘edge of care’ group and they types of support services and interventions available in UK and internationally for diverting young people from care, where safe to do so.
The study included a particular focus on the use of short term or ‘respite ‘options within residential settings, drawing upon innovative practice examples from UK local authorities and service providers.
Jo is committed to strengthening the links between research and practice by working directly with young people and practitioners and has been involved in setting up training schemes for young people leaving care.
Location: Conference Suite, Innovation Centre, York Science Park, University of York