Listen Again - 2011

Handle with Care

6 programmes broadcast on BBC Radio Berkshire.


Monday 31 mins - An introduction to the care system and what brings young people into care with Jeremy Cross, Director of Time Out Fostering.  Young people share their experiences and Lemn Sissay MBE, poet and care leaver, talks about creative arts

Tuesday 36 mins - Andrew Peach reports back on a meal he shared with a foster family and talks to foster parent Stephen Webb.  Young people give their views and Polly Falconer, foster parent and James Howard, care leaver talk about identity and tracing birth parents.

Wednesday 24 mins - Andrew Peach describes his time shadowing a social worker and talks to social worker Jackie Daniel.  Fostering recruitment officer Ceri Binucci and foster parent Nigel Shurben discuss what it is like to foster.

Thursday 29 mins - Young people describe their experiences and views on leaving care and the transition to independence.

Friday 26 mins - Young people with Polly Falconer and Paolo Hewitt, author and care leaver, talk about the project and its artistic outcomes.  Tim Loughton, Children and Families Minister, answers questions about permission for sleepovers, the high turnover of social workers and leaving care.

20th September 26 mins - Follow up interview with Tim Loughton, Children and Families Minister.