Personal profile

Research interests

  • child care social work
  • children in care
  • leaving care
  • young runaways
  • unaccompanied asylum seeking children. 

Please find complete information on my research activities on my profile on the SPRU website.



Jim has a background in youth and community work and social work with teenagers. Since entering research in 1990 he has developed a broad interest in social work services for teenagers, including young people in and leaving care, young runaways from home or care and unaccompanied asylum seeking children. He has been involved in the development of national guidance and service standards in relation to leaving care and young runaways.