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Department of Social Work and Social Care Seminar Series: Fostering Mixed Race Children: everyday experiences of foster care

Time: 5.30pm - 7.00pm
Venue: Business School, Room: 0026, Kingston Hill campus, Kingston Hill, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT2 7LB
Price: free
Speaker(s): Dr Fiona Peters, Independent researcher, trainer and consultant

Department of Social Work and Social Care Seminar Series: Fostering Mixed Race Children: everyday experiences of foster care

More about the speaker:

Dr Fiona Peters is a sociologist and researcher in the area of mixedness and the residential care system. Her book ‘Fostering Mixed Race Children' is based on her research and offers a narrative of the experiences of children and families; specifically examining how social processes around racial classification impact on the matching processes and stability of their residential placements.

Abstract

The mixed race classification is known to be a factor of disadvantage in children's social care and this fastest growing population is more likely than any other ethnic group to experience care admission. In my talk, I discuss the ideas that underpin how mixed race families are perceived by society and the impact this has on children's and families experiences within the care system; specifically the over representation of children in care as well as the impact on matching and longevity of placement. Through narrative interviews undertaken during a year long study and analysis utilising rigorous social theory, I offer evidence that a deeper understanding of the complexity of race, ethnic and cultural classification is required to truly meet the needs of this growing population and this has policy and practical implications.

Booking is essential to attend this event.

For further information about this event:

Contact: Anastasiya Stravolemova
Tel: 0208 725 4735
Email: HSCE-events@sgul.kingston.ac.uk

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