Seven years of separation in care

When you’ve been separated from a sibling, it feels like you’re missing a piece of your heart.   [Siblings Together gave us] the first birthday we’ve ever celebrated together.   Since 2010, Siblings Together have reunited over one thousand siblings. The organisation was founded by Delma Hughes, who was separated in care from her six […]

Changing the way foster carers are recruited

Becoming a foster carer is a life-changing decision and I don’t believe that recruiting foster carers by telling them they could earn up to £500 per week in allowances is the answer. In fact, this is a subliminal message letting prospective carers know that they could make some extra easy cash by simply giving up […]

Let’s chat: Foster care, trauma, the media, and why it’s time to change

Freya spent her teenage years moving around the care system. In this video, she talks openly and honestly about her experiences of trauma. Trauma is a scary word but Freya is hoping to break down that stigma in the hope of making everyone’s lives a little bit easier. Here she talks about how trauma can […]

Finding my voice and owning my reality

Some may argue that my greatest achievements include graduating from university, or even getting to university in the first place. Additionally, suggestions include getting my first flat or my job or my constant mental health battles. Professionals in the looked after system may try and convince you that my greatest achievement is being a positive […]

The IMO Podcast, series 1 episode 5: Steven’s story

The IMO Podcast is a series of open and honest conversations with care leavers, shining a light on their experiences. Each episode we invite someone who’s been in care to talk about anything they like. It’s an opportunity to hear the voices of people who often don’t get the chance to tell their stories, and […]

The IMO Podcast, series 1 episode 4: Rihanna’s story

The IMO Podcast is a series of open and honest conversations with care leavers, shining a light on their experiences. Each episode we invite someone who’s been in care to talk about anything they like. It’s an opportunity to hear the voices of people who often don’t get the chance to tell their stories, and […]

The IMO Podcast, series 1 episode 3: Nathaniel and Victoria’s stories

The IMO Podcast is a series of open and honest conversations with care leavers, shining a light on their experiences. Each episode we invite someone who’s been in care to talk about anything they like. It’s an opportunity to hear the voices of people who often don’t get the chance to tell their stories, and […]

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