Our podcast series is dedicated to exploring topics related to adoption, fostering and kinship care. We invite children's social care professionals and experts by experience to join us to share best practices, their experiences and knowledge.

Grandparent lifting his grandchild on the beach

Episode 8 | The key principles of kinship care support

To end #KinshipCareWeek, Ann Horne and Clare Seth -our Kinship Consultants - go through some of the key principles of kinship care support in our latest podcast episode.

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Augusta Itua and Julia Feast

Episode 7 | Accessing care records

Watch Augusta Itua, our legal consultant, in conversation with Dr Julia Feast OBE. They talk us through the current barriers and support available to care experienced people wanting to access their records.

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Linda Briheim-Crookall

Episode 6 | How 16- and 17-year-olds feel they should be supported

Watch our conversation with CoramVoice. Linda Briheim-Crookall shares research findings from the Bright Spots Programme, and considers how 16- and 17-year-olds feel they should be supported.

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Ellie Johnson and James Bury

Episode 5 | What is a health assessment?

Watch our health consultant, Ellie Johnson, in discussion with our head of policy, research and development, James Bury, explore what a health assessment is and how it can be used to better the lives of children and young people.

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Brass scales

Episode 4 | Using your legal department in social services

Listen to a discussion between our legal consultant, Alexandra Conroy- Harris, and our adoption consultant, Jane Poore, about how to use your legal department in social services.

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Olivia Clark

Episode 3 | Endorsement of PACE

In this interview, Olivia shares with us how the endorsement of PACE and therapeutic parenting can have a positive impact on the wellbeing of children in care, and help to strengthen the bond between a carer and the child they care for.

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Emma Fincham and Hedwig Verhagen

Episode 2 | Mental Health Awareness Week

Watch this captivating conversation on mental health featuring Hetty Verhagen, a therapeutic social worker and university lecturer, Emma Fincham, a fostering consultant, and Ellyse Partington, a Digital Marketing and Engagement Officer.

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Charmaine Orchard

Episode 1 | Meet Charmaine Orchard

Emma Fincham met with Charmaine Orchard, chair of CoramBAAF's Fostering Advisory Committee, to talk about her new role. They talk about Charmaine's work, Foster Care Fortnight™ and this year's theme #fosteringcommunities.

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If you would like to recommend a topic or idea for a future podcast episode please contact ellyse.partington@corambaaf.org.uk. Please be aware that the views, language choices, and referenced research in each episode solely belong to the participants.