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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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When your adopted teen has a sudden change of staff.

We have a great deal of parents of traumatised adopted teens who struggle at school. Their troubles are often to do with the ways school run and how tricky things can be to negotiate when you have had a lot…

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Reflections on Adoption.

This is an article written for professionals and adoptive parents to use to inform themselves about a way forwards. We think there are some problems within adoption that need addressing. It is written by one of our members, based on…

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What every social worker should know working with adoptive parents.

Over in POTATO group we have a lot of families involved with social workers. Even when the adoption order is through it’s very clear that families need support from professional people who can access relevant help for our traumatised young…

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Help! Is this what you’re saying to social care?

Decision makers please listen to and respond to pleas by desperate adoptive parents

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PAD- POTATO ARTS DAY 2018.

PAD 2018 is looking WONDERFUL

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Mental Health is feeling ill….

Good evening everybody. This evenings piece, ready for you is by someone in POTATO who has become quite an expert in mental health services. Not that they set out to do this. Well, few of the the things we set…

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Mothers Day Management

Mother’s Day Yes, that time of year that most mothers and fathers look forward to. That cheerful card and fresh bunch of flowers, a lovely family roast dinner. OK well here’s the thing. Mother’s Day is a complex thing for…

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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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Moving on up, moving on out!

This week we are sharing our members journey with her young adult towards supported independence. Moving on up, moving on up! Yes, now you’ve got that 90s classic zipping through your head- have a read of this weeks excellent blog….

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