Care to listen? is a podcast series created by teens in care and care leavers, with help from Five Rivers fostering agency.

Listen in to this powerful series to hear first-hand experiences of what it’s really like to live and work in the care system. Each podcast has been researched, recorded and edited by teens in care, with the aim of dispelling some of the most common myths about being in care, reducing stigma and supporting positive change.

In this episode, Ric Flo, creative hip hop artist, channels his thoughts and feelings about his care experience through his music. Ric hopes his music will engage and support other children in the care system. After a series of placements, Ric was fostered in Bournemouth; he speaks candidly about his experiences of learning to trust, love and accept support from those around him. Ric’s school, social workers and foster carers played an important role in his journey.

Find out more about the Care to Listen project.