Twayna speaks to comedian, writer and actor Sophie Willan.

In 2016 Sophie performed On Record, her show about receiving her fostering file at a train station at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. In 2017 she returned to the Fringe with 'Branded' which was nominated for best show.

Twayna and Sophie discuss the files kept on children in care, early childhood trauma and adult mental health.

You can follow Sophie on Twitter at @sophiewillan

in loco parentis (in the place of a parent) • A fostering and adoption podcast featuring former cared for children and adoptees hosted by Twayna Mayne.

You can follow us on Twitter and Instagram @locoparentispod and email us at locoparentispod@gmail.com

Created and produced by Twayna Mayne (@TwaynaMayne)
Production managed by Angelie Stephens (@AngelieStephens)

Episode 06 - Leo

(Please note: Some private personal information has been bleeped out of this episode) 

Twayna speaks to Londoner and transracial adoptee Leo. Twayna and Leo discuss race, identity, birthdays and everything else in between.

in loco parentis (in the place of a parent) • A fostering and adoption podcast featuring former cared for children and adoptees hosted by Twayna Mayne.

You can follow us on Twitter and Instagram @locoparentispod and email us at locoparentispod@gmail.com

Created and produced by Twayna Mayne (@TwaynaMayne)
Production managed by Angelie Stephens (@AngelieStephens)

(Please note: Sound quality is slightly lower than usual on this episode) 

Twayna speaks to Anna Gupta, Professor of Social Work at Royal Holloway.

Twayna and Anna discuss why record numbers of children are going into care. They also look at the role of the social worker in fostering and adoption.

Note: Judith Craig Morency is the name of the Haitian-Canadian transracial adoptee whose name Anna forgot. https://judithcraigmorency.com/about/

You can follow Anna on Twitter at @AnnaGupta2

in loco parentis (in the place of a parent) • A fostering and adoption podcast featuring former cared for children and adoptees hosted by Twayna Mayne.

You can follow us on Twitter and Instagram @locoparentispod and email us at locoparentispod@gmail.com

Created and produced by Twayna Mayne (@TwaynaMayne)
Production managed by Angelie Stephens (@AngelieStephens)

Twayna speaks to Andy Elvin, CEO of TACT (The Adolescent and Children’s Trust) the UK’s largest fostering and adoption charity.

Twayna and Andy discuss why children go into care and the fostering and adoption process.

You can follow TACT on Twitter at @TACTCare

in loco parentis (in the place of a parent) • A fostering and adoption podcast featuring former cared for children and adoptees hosted by Twayna Mayne.

You can follow us on Twitter and Instagram @locoparentispod and email us at locoparentispod@gmail.com

Created and produced by Twayna Mayne (@TwaynaMayne)
Production managed by Angelie Stephens (@AngelieStephens)

Twayna speaks to Carol Atherton, Head of English at a Lincolnshire grammar school and specialist in the representation of adoption in English Literature.

Twayna and Carol discuss the representation of adoption in texts used in the English classroom. Adoption and its associated narratives of estrangement, dislocation, loss and reconciliation appear in a number of GCSE and A Level set texts from 'Jane Eyre', 'Great Expectations', 'Silas Marner', 'The Woman in Black' and 'Oranges are Not the Only Fruit'.

in loco parentis (in the place of a parent) • A fostering and adoption podcast featuring former cared for children and adoptees hosted by Twayna Mayne.

You can follow us on Twitter and Instagram @locoparentispod and email us at locoparentispod@gmail.com

Created and produced by Twayna Mayne (@TwaynaMayne)
Production managed by Angelie Stephens (@AngelieStephens)

Twayna speaks to writer and journalist, Martin Barrow.

Martin was the former Health Editor at The Times where he wrote extensively about mental health.  He has also been published in The Guardian and The Independent.  Martin and his family are foster carers. 

You can follow Martin on Twitter at @MartinBarrow

in loco parentis (in the place of a parent) • A fostering and adoption podcast featuring former cared for children and adoptees hosted by Twayna Mayne.

You can follow us on Twitter and Instagram @locoparentispod and email us at locoparentispod@gmail.com

Created and produced by Twayna Mayne (@TwaynaMayne)
Production managed by Angelie Stephens (@AngelieStephens)

Twayna speaks to writer and journalist, Paolo Hewitt.

Paolo has written over twenty books covering music, fashion and football. He also wrote a memoir, 'The Looked After Kid', about his time in care. Paolo's new book, 'Colour Me Father - Open Letter to My Son', is out on October 8th.

You can follow Paolo on Twitter at @PaoloHewitt1

in loco parentis (in the place of a parent) • A fostering and adoption podcast featuring former cared for children and adoptees hosted by Twayna Mayne.

You can follow us on Twitter and Instagram @locoparentispod and email us at locoparentispod@gmail.com

Created and produced by Twayna Mayne (@TwaynaMayne)
Production managed by Angelie Stephens (@AngelieStephens)

in loco parentis (in the place of a parent) • A fostering and adoption podcast featuring former cared for children and adoptees hosted by Twayna Mayne.

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