Professor Mike Stein
BA (Hons) App.Soc.St. (Bradford); MPhil (Leeds)
For the past 25 years Professor Stein has been researching the problems and challenges faced by young people leaving substitute care (foster and residential care) and, recently, the experiences of children and young people living on the streets, running away from care and vulnerable adolescents. He was involved in the preparation of the Leaving Care Guidance for the Children Act 1989 and the Children (Leaving Care) Act 2000 as well as training materials for both Acts. He has been consulted by government, local authorities and voluntary organisations on the development of leaving care services nationally and internationally. He is currently involved in the development of an international network of leaving care researchers.
Social Work Research Interests
- young people leaving care
- comparative research on care leavers
- young people running away from home and care
- vulnerable young people including abused and neglected adolescents and young people with mental health problems
- attachment theory
Social Work Advisory Positions
- Member of the International Advisory Board, UNESCO, Children and Youth Programme
- Invited member of Children’s Society consultation event on ‘Troubled and Troublesome Young People’
- Invited member of Ministerial consultation event on leaving care services
- Member of the Department for Education, Learning from Serious Case Reviews, Research Advisory Group
- Chair, Corporate Parenting, making the difference, Research Advisory Group
- Chair, Passport to Parliament, North East Event, October 2012, Who Cares? Trust
- Member of the Care Leavers’ Stories Research Project Advisory Group
- Member of the Recognition and Telling, Developing Earlier Routes to Safety for Children and Young People, Research Advisory Group
- Consultant on the EU funded 'I Matter Peer Research Project' for SOS Children's Villages International
- Consultant on the Big Lottery, Youth in Focus Programme funded, Evaluation of the Springboard Project
- PhD Exmainer, Loughborough University
Current Social Work Research Projects
The Care Planning and Permanency Seminar Series - Leeds Children Services' Senior Management Team commissioned Nina Biehal and Mike Stein to deliver a series of seminars to them on care planning and permanency. The aim was to update them on the latest research to assist them with service development. The seminars drew on Nina Biehal's previous research on permanency for looked after children and Mike Stein's work on transitions from care.
Mike Stein's Publications
Corporate Parenting from Care to Adulthood: A research perspective, 2012
Stein, M., National Care Advisory Service, 4 pages. La tranizione all'autonomia dei giovani adulti in uscita dalla tutela [Transitions from care to adulthood: messages from research for policy and practice], 2012
Stein, M., pp.18-33 in P. Bastianoni and F. Zullo (eds.) Neomaggiorenni e autonomia personale [Young Adults and Personal Autonomy], Carocci editore. Promuovere la resilienza dei giovana neomaggiorenni in uscita dai servizi: indicazioni dalla ricerca [Promoting the resilience of young people from care to adulthood: messages from research], 2012
Stein, M., pp.119-128 in M. L. Raineri (ed.) La tutela dei Minori [The Protection of Children], Erickson. What is care for? A research perspective, 2012
Stein, M., Education Journal, 134, pp.8-10. What is care for? A research perspective, 2012
Stein, M., Children's Services Weekly, 128, pp.6-8. Young People Leaving Care: Supporting pathways to adulthood, 2012
Stein, M., Jessica Kingsley. When Care Ends: Lessons from Peer Research. Insights from Young People on Leaving Care in Albania, The Czech Republic, Finland and Poland, 2012
Stein, M. and Verweijen-Slamnescu, R. (eds.), SOS Children's Villages International. 2011
Children and young people in and leaving care, 2011
Rees, G. and Stein, M., pp.175-190 in J. Bradshaw (ed.) The Well-being of Children in the UK, 3rd ed., The Policy Press. Adolescent Neglect: Research, policy and practice, 2011
Rees, G., Stein, M., Hicks, L. and Gorin, S., Jessica Kingsley Publishers. Care less lives, 2011
Stein, M., National Care Advisory Service. Let's not forget interventions in later years, 2011
Stein, M., Public Health Today, June, 14. The mental health of young people aging out of care and entering adulthood: exploring the evidence from England and France, 2011
Stein, M. and Dumaret, A-C., Children and Youth Services Review, 33, 12, 2504-2511. Editorial: International perspectives on young people's transitions from care to adulthood, 2011
Stein, M., Ward, H. and Courtney, M., Children and Youth Services Review, 33, 12, 2409-2411. 2010
Neglect Matters: A multi-agency guide for professionals working together on behalf of teenagers, 2010
Hicks, L. and Stein, M., Department for Children, Schools and Families, 41 pages. Ageing Out of Care: From care to adulthood in European and Central Asian societies, 2010
Lerch, V. with Stein, M. (eds.), SOS Children's Villages International. Safeguarding Young People: Responding to young people 11 to 17 who are maltreated, 2010
Rees, G., Gorin, S., Jobe, A., Stein, M. Medford, R. and Goswami, H., The Children's Society. Safeguarding young people: Responding to young people 11 to 17 who are maltreated, 2010
Rees, G., Gorin, S., Jobe, A., Stein, M. Medford, R. and Goswami, H., Executive Summary, The Children's Society. Conclusion: From care to adulthood in European and Central Asian societies, 2010
Stein, M., pp.129-134 in V. Lerch with M. Stein, (eds.) Ageing Out of Care: From care to adulthood in European and Central Asian societies, SOS Children's Villages International. Young people's transitions from care to adulthood, the challenges of making international comparisons, 2010
Stein, M. and Munro, E. , pp. 67-69 in Knorth, E.J., Kalverboer, M. and Knot-Dickscheit, J. (eds.) Inside Out, how interventions in child and family care work, An international source book, Garant. Increasing the Number of Care Leavers in 'Settled, Safe Accommodation', 2010
Stein, M., data annexe by Morris, M., Knowledge Review, 3. 2009
Editorial: Outcomes of integrated working with children and young people, 2009
Frost, N. and Stein, M., Children & Society, 23, 5, 315-319. Neglected adolescents: Literature review, 2009
Stein, M. Rhys, G., Hicks, L. and Gorin, S., Research Brief, DCSF-RBX-09-04, Department for Children, Schools and Families. Promoting resilience: messages from research, 2009
Stein, M., pp. 44-48 in D. Hart (ed.) Managing Transitions from Secure Settings, National Children's Bureau. Promoting the resilience and well-being of young people leaving care: messages from research, 2009
Stein, M., NICE Expert Paper, EP20 - LAC 12.1, National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, 2 pages. Promoting the resilience of young people leaving care: messages from research, 2009
Stein, M., pp. 8-11 in V. Lerch ... [et al.] (eds.) Preparation for Independent Living, SOS Children's Villages International. Quality Matters in Children's Services: Messages from research, 2009
Stein, M., Jessica Kingsley. Young people leaving care, 2009
Stein, M., pp. 420-438 in G. Schofield and J. Simmonds (eds.) The Child Placement Handbook: Research, policy and practice, British Association for Adoption & Fostering. Young people leaving care: transitions to adulthood, 2009
Stein, M., pp. 25-39 in A. Petch (ed.) Managing Transitions: Support for individuals at key points of change, The Policy Press. Increasing the Number of Care Leavers in 'Settled, Safe Accommodation', 2009
Stein, M., data annexe by Morris, M., Research Review, 3. Increasing the number of care leavers in 'settled, safe accommodation', 2009
Stein, M., data annexe by Morris, M., Research summary, 3, C4EO.
Linda Cusworth's External Publications
Cusworth, L. (2009) The Impact of Parental Employment: Young People, well-being and educational achievement, Ashgate, London
Cusworth, L. and Avis, M. (2006) Sure Start Erewash Evaluation Report, School of Nursing, University of Nottingham .
Cooper, J., Hills, J., Page, B., Anie, A. and Cusworth, L. (2003) Case studies and employability guidelines, Academic and Employability Initiatives Unit, London Metropolitan University.
Cooper, J., Cusworth, L. and Hills, J. (2003) Enhancement of student employability through professional placements, Academic and Employability Initiatives Unit, London Metropolitan University .
Hills, J., Anie, A., Cooper, J., Cusworth, L., and Page, B. (2003) Stakeholder Perceptions of the employability of non-traditional graduates, Academic and Employability Initiatives Unit, London Metropolitan University.
Harland, J., Kinder, K., Lord, P., Stott, A., Schagen, I., Haynes, J. with Cusworth, L., White, R. and Paola, R. (2000) Arts Education in Secondary Schools: Effects and Effectiveness, National Foundation for Educational Research, Slough .