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Conversation & discussion on contemporary Adoption & Fostering

The Adoption and Fostering Podcast Al Coates & Scott Casson-Rennie

    • Kids & Family
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Conversation & discussion on contemporary Adoption & Fostering

    Fostering Conversations - Matilda

    Fostering Conversations - Matilda

    Hello and welcome to conversations from the A and F podcast. 
    In this episode we speak to foster carer Matilda who shares her experience of fostering and some of the challenges her family faced. 
    After fostering a child short term they then moved to a permanent arrangement. Matilda shares their story of the impact of an allegation on that arrangement, the child and her family. It’s a story that is not uncommon and Matilda’s story shines a light on what is significant challenge within fostering. 
    As always if you’ve experience of adoption, fostering or special guardianship from any perspective personal or professional and would like share that on the podcast please get in touch through the Facebook or twitter page or email us at AandFpodcast@gmail.com
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    • 32 min
    Episode 151 - Census, Prescriptions and Tea lights

    Episode 151 - Census, Prescriptions and Tea lights

    It's been a busy run up to the conference so we've got a shorter episode this week. Scott and Al unpick a recent report into GPs prescribing antidepressants to children as well as looking at the issue of the rising declarations on the school census of adopted and SGO children. 
    Of course, there's banter and a level of sobriety which will be apparent due to the time of recording. 
    For details of the podcast conference on the 25th Nov. go to the podcast Twitter Feed/Facebook page or head here. 
    As always if you’ve experience of adoption, fostering or special guardianship from any perspective personal or professional and would like share that on the podcast please get in touch through the Facebook or twitter page or email us at AandFpodcast@gmail.com
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    • 34 min
    #Wednesday Webcast with Rebekah Pierre

    #Wednesday Webcast with Rebekah Pierre

    In this webcast we speak to Rebekah Pierre who is looking for contributors to the anthology Free loaves on Fridays.
    Free Loaves on Fridays will be an anthology about the care system, written by people with lived experience. 
    If you were in care for any period aged 17 and under, and want to help change the public's understanding of what it means to be care-experienced, we would love to publish your words. You are welcome to submit regardless of your age, background, or level of writing experience. 
    The deadline to submit your story by is 15 January 2023. 
    Please read this document for submission guidelines and how to submit: Free Loaves on Fridays - Submission Guidance.
    As always if you’ve experience of adoption, fostering or special guardianship from any perspective personal or professional and would like share that on the podcast please get in touch through the Facebook or twitter page or email us at AandFpodcast@gmail.com
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    • 37 min
    Adoption Conversations - Susie

    Adoption Conversations - Susie

    Hello and welcome to conversations from the A and F podcast. 
    In this episode Susie shares her experience and journey to adoption with her husband. Susie has a physical disability and from the decision to proceed with the application it has defined the process. 
    Susie describes the challenges both personal and professsional that they[ve over come and how the skills and strengths they have as a couple influenced the match that was made with their child. 
    As always if you’ve experience of adoption, fostering or special guardianship from any perspective personal or professional and would like share that on the podcast please get in touch through the Facebook or twitter page or email us at AandFpodcast@gmail.com
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    • 54 min
    Live #Winterantz Webcast

    Live #Winterantz Webcast

    In this a live #Winterbantz Webcast we cast our beady eye over the new John Lewis advert for Christmas that focuses on a foster carer preparing for the arrival of a new child. We gather comments through our FB page and generally talk it to death. 
    We then consider the ongoing consultation in relation to the ASF and what the history of the ASF is as well as the future. We're not sure where we'll be politically and how will that affect the fund. 
    Finally we also announce that adoptees and care experienced adults can come to the conference free on the 25th Nov, just DM us the usual way and we'll pass on a discount code. 
    To see the agenda and book tickets head here. 
    As always if you’ve experience of adoption, fostering or special guardianship from any perspective personal or professional and would like share that on the podcast please get in touch through the Facebook or twitter page or email us at AandFpodcast@gmail.com
     

    • 56 min
    Episode 150 - A Conversation with John Radoux

    Episode 150 - A Conversation with John Radoux

    In this episode we speak to John Radoux a child and adolescent therapeutic counsellor who often speaks out in relation to children in the care system.
    John shares his own experience of being in the Care System as well as discussing a broad range of issues including, the notion of expert by experience, the Care Review and the debate around that. 
    Unfortunately, Zoom messed up Scott's audio so we've made the decision to keep it in but it sounds like he's on valium underwater. 
    We reference a few articles in the discussion and you can find them here.
    As always if you’ve experience of adoption, fostering or special guardianship from any perspective personal or professional and would like share that on the podcast please get in touch through the Facebook or twitter page or email us at AandFpodcast@gmail.com
    on another note you can find details of the A&F conf on the 25th Nov here.
     

    • 1 hr 9 min

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