Sister System
Sister System’s mission is to bridge the gap between care-affected girls and mainstream society, by working alongside them to ensure they have the same opportunities everyone else has - at home, school, work and within our communities.
Idea for research
Idea for research
Sister System is dedicated to bridging the gap between care-affected girls and mainstream society. Care-affected means experience of the care system in the UK. The care system is for children who need extra support and need to be away from their families for an extended period of time. The council or local authority (the state or government) has made a decision that it is safer for the child to not live with their parent(s) for a while and this can mean fostering with other adults or living in a children's home, where care staff look after groups of children.

Projects we'd like to develop with a student and their supervisor are around data collation for our rapidly evolving charity which is currently scaling up. We would need data collection in the below areas::
-Care affected numbers
-Child sexual exploitation numbers
-Current area provisions which may cater to the needs of girls who have lived in care

This idea probably covers more than one dissertation possibility so please think about which focus you would like to take.
Impact of idea
Collecting and understanding data that we have suggested here fits with our priorities in Haringey (North London) . Impact of the multiple projects which could come from our ideas so far include
* Contribute towards data supporting organisations position to support positive mental health
* Spearhead the ability to identify figures relating to violence against women and girls (VAWG) with the aim that the service provision reduces these numbers and the effects.
* Identify number of girls not in education, training or employment with the aim in tracking progression into these areas through service provision.
Comments
Interested in hearing from you all and particularly if you have any experience of being care affected and would like to position yourself in a position to empower and create change for Sister System's girls. This data collection is crucial to ensure the organisations sustainability and reach for the girls who desperately need this support service.

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Application process
Application criteria
*Proficient with using databases, spread sheet and quantitative software
* With an interest in care affected young people and mental health
* Someone who wants to make a positive change contribution to the scale up of a small and essential charity
* Someone keen to become a part of a dynamic and inspirational team
DBS needed
Don't know
Is this project fully accessible to students with the disabilities?
Yes
Disabilities information
Building accessible, with lift services. Options for remote work.