Launch of Brighter Futures for Care Leavers Consultation

News | Posted on Tuesday 12 February 2019

A consultation on outcomes and aftercare for young people leaving care in Ireland. Jo Dixon and Jade Ward presented their consultation report at a launch event in Dublin on the 7th. February 2019.

Notes to editors:

Jo Dixon is a Research Fellow in the Department of Social Policy and Social Work. She has been carrying out research involving young people in care and leaving care since joining the University of York in 2000. Jo was involved in the design and oversight of the consultation and carried out focus group interviews with aftercare workers. 

Jade Ward is an experienced young people's participation and research worker in the Department of Social Policy and Social Work. Her work focuses on empowering care-experienced young people to have their voices heard through participation activities, such as forums, consultation and research. Jade was responsible for consulting with young people from Ireland via focus group interviews and workshops. Jade worked with local in-care and care leaver groups to interpret the emerging findings and generate key messages and recommendations. 

Mike Stein is an Emeritus Professor within the Department of Social Policy and Social Work and has been leading research on young people leaving care and vulnerable teenagers for the past four decades. His work has had an impact on research, policy and practice nationally and internationally.   

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