The POTATO group

Category: Media


Parents experience of Child Protection.

There are a large number of families with traumatised adoptees who have been subjected to child protection enquiries. Our group has experienced the whole range of enquiries, from the simple set of questions by a social worker to full child…

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When a child is trafficked…

Not an easy thing to talk about but our wonderful adoptive mum Sonya and her daughter Danni are giving it a go. There are a fair proportion of adopted young people who become involved in trafficking, county lines and other…

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Foetal Alcohol and School

There are lots of adopted children who have foetal alcohol who have particular challenges in life and educationally. Not many children are diagnosed at birth because unless it can be proved that birth mum consumed alcohol through pregnancy to a…

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Film 1- Modern Adoption

We are delighted to share a set of short film clips made by one of our members and her now young adult daughter. Emotional in places, with a few swears (you have been warned) but it is raw and so…

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CPV & adoption in crisis, on the TV.

Good Morning everyone. POTATO has been in demand recently, with the Wright Stuff and this piece on the Victoria Derbyshire programme. Talking about how adoptive families often face crisis with their traumatised adopted young people and the professionals lack capacity…

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The Wright Stuff… Janie

On Monday morning The Wright Stuff on Channel 5¬†ran a phone in about the contraversial topic of whether a 2 year old should be told that her father killed her mother and then took his own life in prison. Here…

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AGM and Conference 2017

AGM and Conference details 2017

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LBC Interview, POTATO members

We have had a very busy week here in POTATO land, with interviews, pieces on TV, radio¬† and social media. This interview was with two members of our group (using alias to protect their family identities.) Generally talking about some…

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