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Transitions to adulthood of young people leaving public care international research group (16 countries)

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The transition from care into adulthood is a difficult step for any young person, but young people leaving care have a high risk of social exclusion, both in terms of material disadvantage and marginalisation.

Professor Mike Stein along with Professor Harriet Ward and Emily Munro from Loughborough University established an international research group (INTRAC) to outline and compare the range of legal and policy frameworks, welfare regimes and innovative practice across 16 countries.

This project was undertaken through a series of international seminars to review quantitative and qualitative research evidence collated by participating countries. Five research seminars have been held to date.

The group now meets annually. They completed an international edited book in 2010, containing chapters from each of the participating countries and edited by Emily Munro and Professor Mike Stein. Flier for the book. In 2012 a special edition of Child Care in Practice was edited by members of INTRAC.

Key findings

Stein, M. and Munro, E. (eds.) (2008) Young People's Transitions from Care to Adulthood: International Research and Practice, Child Welfare Outcomes Series, Jessica Kingsley, London.

The transition from care into adulthood is a difficult step for any young person. International research has shown that young people leaving care have a high risk of social exclusion, both in terms of material disadvantage and marginalisation.
Young People's Transitions from Care to Adulthood is the first book to present an international perspective on the transition of young people leaving care into independent living. Its principle aim is to provide a clear explanation of outcomes for care leavers that will signpost key messages for practice worldwide.
Drawing on the research of leading academics from 16 countries, this is a wide - ranging and authoritative book that will give academics, practitioners and policymakers insight into effective service provision and how to effectively assist care leavers in their journey to adulthood.
AcronymINTRAC
StatusActive
Effective start/end date1/01/03 → …

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