Gillian Schofield is Professor of Child and Family Social Work. She was an experienced Social Worker and Guardian ad Litem before joining UEA in 1990. She teaches on the qualifying and post-qualifying social work programmes and supervises PhD students. Her research interests are in long-term foster care; attachment; looked after children and offending; care planning and the role of the Independent Reviewing Officer; LGBT young people in care; transitions from foster care to adoption.  With Mary Beek, she has developed the Secure Base model, an attachment and resilience based framework for caregiving in foster care and adoption.

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