About the project
The outcomes of autistic children in care are known to be poor. This project in collaboration with looked-after children’s services, will analyse the case files of looked-after children to identify patterns of placement breakdown.
There is very little research on the trajectories of autistic children through the care system, the patterns of their placements and why their placements breakdown. This data is vital for improving services and support for foster carers, and for the outcomes for young people.
This is an ESRC South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership funded project. You’ll work with the local authorities to develop an understanding of the challenges faced by autistic children in care and make recommendations for future policy.
This project may be of interest if you have experienced care or are neurodivergent, so we would encourage you to apply.