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Clever poem for your five minutes and cuppa….

A POTATO Member has sent in this clever poem to share, and we hope you enjoy it with a cuppa.  It really is vitally important to take a break, even 5 minutes to yourself each day. Self care is something…

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Door left ajar

Moving poem from an adoptive mother.

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Professionals and Adoptive Parents

Hi all, We are so fortunate in our group because there is such experience and expertise in adoption matters. Read an excellent article by Dave Bagshaw and Mair Richards adapted from their presentation at the POTATO conference and AGM 2015….

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Sally Donovan’s Article

It’s Sunday and the roar of Sally Donovan has begun to die down. She did a great article in this weeks “Community Care” and there has already been a huge amount of feedback. The article points to experience of member…

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Special educational needs?

Diane Rochford is conducting a review into education provision. The review was asked to advise the Department for Education on statutory assessment arrangements for pupils working below the standard of national curriculum tests, including those with special educational needs and disabilities….

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Conference and AGM

Hello all POTATO group members and interested people 🙂 In November we held our AGM and conference with a mix of speakers and information sharing amongst peers. AGM. The Steering group met and it was decided that the roles within…

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POTATO MASH, AGM and conference. 

On Sunday 8th of November we invite our members to come to Birmingham for our AGM and conference. It is peer led, warm, friendly and kind gathering of parents of traumatised adopted young people, aimed primarily at those with 11-21…

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Bbqs, holidays and first on the list.

It is time for the seasonal blog and its BBQ weather. Yes…. British weather so darting indoors missing the showers, hoping the gateau will defrost in time for pud. “Man cook with fire” pervades and thankfully someone has brought some…

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APV when planets collide

We live on planet adoption. Our lives are so very distinct to other parents. We applaud when our child cries… because its rare that they’ve trusted us enough to show emotion. We are disappointed and distressed as the leader says…

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Let them eat cake! (UPDATE)

We have a lot of fantastic mothers in POTATO group. Often holding it together with really traumatised young people and as parents ourselves we know that Mothers Day can be a real flash point. Understanding (as we do) that our…

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