BA, App Soc St. (Hons); M.Phil (Leeds)
I have had substantial experience of directing, supervising and carrying out research and evaluation. Awards from Research Councils, Government Departments, Local Authorities and National and international Charities have included: pioneering research on care leavers in the UK and internationally; neglected adolescents; safeguarding maltreated adolescents; through-care and after care in Scotland; street children; young runaways from home and care; mentoring for care leavers, and comparative research.
I have been involved in the preparation of Guidance for Leaving Care legislation in the UK. I acted as the academic adviser to the Governments Quality Protects Research programme and was a member of the Laming Review on ‘keeping children in care out of trouble’ (2015-2016)
My current work includes acting as a research consultant to: Foundation on their Springboard Leaving Care project evaluation, and to the Children’s Society on their Adolescent Neglect Research programme. I have also been working with Children’s Services in improving pathway planning through staff training, and supporting a group of young care leavers in the development of a digital pathway plan.
I am currently a joint co-ordinator of the Transitions from Care to Adulthood International Research group (INTRAC) representing 17 countries and have worked with SOS Children’s Villages on pioneering research on leaving care in post-communist societies (16 countries).
Research, scholarship and research networks
Stein M (forthcoming, 2017) Supporting young people from care to adulthood: international practice, Child and Family Social work.
Rees G and Stein M (2016) Children and young people in and leaving care in Bradshaw J (Ed) The Well-being of children in the UK, Bristol, Fourth Edition Policy Press, Bristol
Stein M (2015) Supportive Pathways for Young People Leaving Care, Lessons from four decades of research, in Whittaker, J, Del Valle J and Holmes, L (eds) Therapeutic Residential Care for Children and Youth, London, JKP
Stein M (2014) Young people’s transitions from Care to Adulthood in European and Post-communist Eastern European and Central Asian Societies, Australian Social Work, Vol. 67. 1
Stein M (2012) Young People Leaving Care, Supporting pathways to adulthood, London, Jessica Kingsley.
Stein M and Verweijen-Slamnescu R (2012) When Care Ends, Lessons from Peer Research, insights from young people on leaving care in Albania, the Czech Republic, Finland and Poland, Innsbruk, SOS Children’s Villages International
Stein, M and Dumaret, A-C (2011) The mental health of young people aging out of care and entering adulthood: Exploring the evidence from England and France, Children and Youth Services Review, V33,12
Stein, M, Ward H, Courtney M (2011) Editorial: International perspectives on young people’s transitions from care to adulthood, Children and Youth Services Review, V33,12
Stein (2011) Care Less Lives, the story of the rights movement of young people in care, London, Catch 22
Stein M and Morris (2010) Knowledge Review 3, Increasing the numbers of care leavers in ‘settled, safe’ accommodation, www.c4eo.org.uk
Stein M (2015) Why is adolescent neglect and important issue? in Too old, too young? London, The Children’s Society, London
Hicks L and Stein M (2015), Understanding and working with adolescent neglect: perspectives from research, young people and professionals, Child and Family Social Work, 20, 2
Rees G, Stein M, Hicks L, and Gorin S (2011). Adolescent Neglect, Research Policy and Practice, London, Jessica Kingsley
Rees, G., Gorin, S., Jobe, A., Stein, M., Medforth, R. and Goswami. H. (2010) Safeguarding Young People: Responding to Young People Aged 11–17 who are Maltreated, Executive summary. London: The Children’s Society.
Hicks L and Stein M (2010) Neglect Matters: A multi-agency guide for professional working together on behalf of teenagers, London; DCSF
Stein, M, Rees G, Hicks, L, Gorin S, (2009) Neglected Adolescents: Literature Review Research Brief; London; DSCF