An evaluation of a series of multi-disciplinary masterclasses delivered to professionals in the team around the child. In addition the programme includes the development of the role of the foster care pioneer.


We are half way though the project and have completed the interim report. Feedback has been positive, especially as the training has moved on-line and is far more accessible.

Activities and Methods

Survey, interviews, observations and focus group.


The scheme is being well received and foster carers are feeling more emboldened to advocate on behalf of the children in their care.

Lead Person

Principal InvestigatorDr Alyson Rees

Academic Staff

PhD StudentBridget Handley
Related partnersThe Fostering Network
FundersThe Fostering Network
Related documentsInterim Report