Trinity College Dublín
Robbie Gilligan is Professor Emeritus at the School of Social Work and Social Policy, Trinity College Dublin.
He has published widely in relation to the experiences of children and young people in out of home care, and care experienced adults (with a strong focus on their work and education journeys). Other related interests include exploring care leaver experiences through various theoretical lenses, for example, life course theory, personal agency, turning points and resilience. See https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4150-3523 for a full list of his publications and outputs He recently served as an informal adviser (2021-22) to an OECD report on care-leavers – the first such intervention by OECD on this topic: Improving care leavers’ socioeconomic outcomes | The OECD Forum Network (oecd-forum.org). He is a member of various journal editorial boards, and of research networks, including the Board of the European Scientific Association for Residential and Family Care and of Intrac.
“Supporting young people in their transitions from care: An international perspective on key issues and developments “
This presentation will review international evidence on critical issues facing care leavers as they transition from their care systems. It will also examine a range of policy challenges and promising policy developments across selected countries.