Improving LGBTQ+ Young People's Experiences of Social Care
- Tuesday 14 June 2022 (13:00-14:00)
Join Dr Jason Schaub, Professor Paul Montgomery and Dr Willem Stander as they share their findings from interviews with LGBTQ+ young people about their experiences of living in residential care, and discuss the start of their trial evaluating an LGBTQ+ training package for social workers.
While we have some understanding of the difficulties of LGBTQ+ young people’s lives, there are significant gaps in our understanding, particularly about their social care experiences. Lgbtq+ Young People in Social cAre (LYPSA) project, in conjunction with What Works for Children’s Social Care have come together to gather the experiences of LGBTQ+ young people in residential social care and to understand what works and what needs to change to improve LGBTQ+ knowledge for social workers. This is the first project of its type in the UK. They will present early findings from their interviews with LGBTQ+ young people with experiences of living in residential care and discuss the start of their trial evaluating an LGBTQ+ training package for social workers.
Further information about the project is available on our website.
Dr Jason Schaub is a Lecturer in Social Work, and Deputy Director of PGR for the School of Social Policy. His areas of teaching and research include gender and sexuality, leadership in social work, and children and families social work.
Professor Paul Montgomery is Professor of Social Intervention and Director of Postgraduate Research for the School of Social Policy. His work is methodologically based in three main areas: Systematic Reviews, Trials (many of them RCTs) and Methods Advances in Complex Interventions.
Dr Willem Stander is a postdoctoral research fellow focusing on LGBTQ young people’s experiences of social care. His research and teaching interests include gender and sexuality, particularly improving the wellbeing of – and professional engagement with – LGBTQ people.