The IMO Podcast - open and honest conversations with care leavers
Open and honest conversations with teens in care and care leavers
3 months ago

The IMO Podcast - Open and honest conversations with care leavers

Series 1 trailer

The IMO Podcast is a series of open and honest conversations with care leavers.

We want to give care experienced young people a place to tell their stories. 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 it’s a chance to inspire and encourage people in similar situations.

About IMO (in my opinion):

IMO represents the voices of teenagers in care and care leavers. It’s somewhere you can share stories, experiences and achievements, get and give advice, and find loads of great free stuff!

We share blogs, vlogs, podcasts and more from teens in care, and we link Children in Care Councils in England together around common campaigns, to amplify your voice and make a real difference.

We also share opportunities for care leavers, like jobs and apprenticeships, and we give away loads of free stuff!

IMO was created by the Children’s Commissioner for England in collaboration with an advisory network of teens with care experience. If you’d like to join this network and have a say in how IMO is run, get in touch at https://imohub.org.uk/about/

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3 months ago

S1E1 - Ella's story

The IMO Podcast chats to Ella about her experience of living in children's homes

Ella talks to the IMO Podcast about how she feels she was criminalised to manage her behaviour in children’s homes. She chats about bouncing back from results that don’t go your way and holding workers to account by turning up to LAC reviews with a copy of the legislation.

The IMO Podcast is a series of open and honest conversations with care leavers.

The first series shines a light on the experiences of children in care and care leavers. 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 it’s a chance to inspire and encourage others in similar situations. You can find out more about the series at www.imohub.org.uk/podcast.

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3 months ago

S1E2 - Ryan's story

Ryan chats to The IMO Podcast about why he chose to read his care files and how it’s changed his perspective on being in care.

Ryan tells The IMO Podcast why he chose to read his care files and how it’s changed his perspective on being in care. We hear about his voluntary work in the LGBT community and he spills the beans on some of the celebrity interviews he’s done as a journalist.

The IMO Podcast is a series of open and honest conversations with care leavers.

The first series shines a light on the experiences of children in care and care leavers. 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 it’s a chance to inspire and encourage others in similar situations. You can find out more about the series at www.imohub.org.uk/podcast.

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2 months ago

S1E3 - Nathaniel and Victoria's stories

We met Nathaniel and Victoria through an organisation called Siblings Together. They told us what separation feels like for them.

We met Nathaniel and Victoria through an organisation called Siblings Together. Nathaniel and Victoria are not related but they both were separated from their brothers and sisters when being taken into care. They tell us what that separation feels like and give us an insight into contact arrangements.

The IMO Podcast is a series of open and honest conversations with care leavers.

The first series shines a light on the experiences of children in care and care leavers. 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 it’s a chance to inspire and encourage others in similar situations. You can find out more about the series at www.imohub.org.uk/podcast.

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2 months ago

S1E4 - Rihanna's story

Rihanna tells us what it’s like to grow up with HIV in England.

We met Rihanna through CHIVA, a foundation that supports young people living with HIV. Rihanna tells us what it’s like to grow up with HIV in England. She tells us about the change in support when she turned 18 and we hear about the challenges and excitement of leaving foster care to go to university.

The IMO Podcast is a series of open and honest conversations with care leavers.

The first series shines a light on the experiences of children in care and care leavers. 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 it’s a chance to inspire and encourage others in similar situations. You can find out more about the series at www.imohub.org.uk/podcast.

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2 months ago

S1E5 - Steven's story

Steven, a care leaver, shares his experience of studying to be a social worker with us

Steven is a care leaver who is training to be a social worker. He tells us how growing up in care has shaped the kind of social worker he wants to be. We discuss how little time families are given to change when they are under social services assessment and reflect on the lack of aspiration on behalf of care leavers from those who are supposed to inspire them.

The IMO Podcast is a series of open and honest conversations with care leavers.

The first series shines a light on the experiences of children in care and care leavers. 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 it’s a chance to inspire and encourage others in similar situations. You can find out more about the series at www.imohub.org.uk/podcast.

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