We are excited to share the latest addition to our resources aimed at supporting practitioners to work with children and young people and their online life. Developed by Dr. Vicki Walker from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and Jane Poore, our Adoption Consultant, these materials will be released over the next 12-18 months. Dive into the latest podcast episode, where they explore the impact of the online world on the mental health of care-experienced children and young people. 

Dr. Vicki Walker shares her belief that everyone working in education, the police, social care, and the third sector has a role in setting an example and taking action. Vicki and Jane’s work is creating tools for social workers and children’s social care professionals to start conversations with children and young people about the online world and their mental health. 

Please note that this episode contains discussions about anxiety, depression, self-harm, and suicide. The views in this episode belong to the participants.



We have provided a transcript for this podcast episode to enhance accessibility and make the content available to a broader audience.

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Organisations and charities mentioned: 


Things foster carers need to know: Young People and Internet Safety 

Parenting Matters: Parenting a child with mental health issues 

Supporting the mental health of looked after and adopted children 

Parenting Matters: Parenting a child affected by self-harm issues 

Things foster carers need to know: Young People and Self-Harm 

The foster carer's handbook on health