ERI Seminar - Care leavers’ narratives of their past and future selves

Emma Davidson (Edinburgh University) 
Using data from the Young People and their Future Selves project, this seminar will explore the key themes emerging from biographical interviews with care experienced young adults. It will explore participants’ journey through care, their experiences of support and the ways in which the past has affected how they orient themselves to the future. Focusing on issues of education, learning and aspirations for employment, the seminar reflects ways in which practitioners can better support and nurture young people in both the present and the future.