Conversations with care leavers: staying in touch with family

Fostering ambassador and reality TV star Lydia Bright chats with her former foster brother Scott about going through the adoption process and staying in touch with family members. Scott came to live with Lydia and her family when he was five years old. He was adopted by another family shortly after his sixth birthday. After […]

Conversations with care leavers: leaving care and living independently

Fostering ambassador and reality TV star Lydia Bright chats with her former foster sister Ellie about her journey as a care leaver and her experiences of living independently and being homeless. Ellie started living with Lydia and her foster family when she was seven years old. She left when she was 18. This is the […]

Conversations with care leavers: gaining independence after care

Fostering ambassador and reality TV star Lydia Bright chats with her former foster sister Chelsea about gaining independence as a care leaver. Chelsea lived with Lydia and her family until she was nine. After leaving Lydia’s home she stayed with several different family members, before moving into a hostel when she turned 16. This is […]

Conversations with care leavers featuring Debbie Douglas: Fostering through the years

Fostering ambassador and reality TV star Lydia Bright chats with her mum Debbie Douglas, who has been a foster carer for two decades and fostered over 200 children. Debbie reflects on her fostering journey and the relationships she’s built with her foster children, highlighting the importance and benefits of staying in touch with your foster […]

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