Best Podcasts About Foster Care in the UK

There’s plenty of foster care books, white papers and videos out there for you to learn from, but what about podcasts? We don’t all learn in the same way, and podcasts typically have lots of interviews with key people who can answer niche topics that you may be interested in. We’ve rounded up some of the best podcasts we can find that talk about foster care in the UK, as well as some more general podcasts that talk about parenting advice for a range of issues.

Podcasts About Foster Care

The Fostering Network’s Podcast: All About Fostering

Although this podcast is no longer being updated, this podcast from the fostering industry’s leading organisation, The Fostering Network, delivered 14 short episodes to give you an insight into the industry. The topics range from foster carer stories, key statistics about foster care, the nomination process for the Fostering Excellence Awards, and stories from care leavers about their post 18 arrangements.

New Family Social’s Podcast: Adoption, Fostering & Tea

New Family Social is an adoption and foster care agency who specialise in supporting LGBTQ+ families. Their podcast is updated once every few months, with topics about fostering older children, foster carers from Muslim backgrounds, and stories from a respite foster carer.

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The Therapeutic Parenting Podcast

The Therapeutic Parenting Podcast is run by the centre of Child Excellence in Child Trauma. The podcast is intended for parents/carers who have been affected by trauma either themselves or with the children they support. Some of the topics include:

  • How to find therapeutic parenting support
  • How to identify developmental trauma disorder in your child
  • How to help your child go to sleep
  • Learn how to understand the family courts system

General Podcasts for Parents

Child Protection | NSPCC Podcast

The NSPCC’s Podcast covers a range of topics under the umbrella of child protection and is aimed at foster carers, parents, social workers, teachers and more. Here are some of the many topics included:

  • Advice on child trafficking
  • Safeguarding tips
  • Learn about keeping children safe online
  • Learn about the Together for Childhood programme in Stoke
  • Find out about the underwear rule
  • Learn about supporting children with learning disabilities.
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Holistic Child Psychology

Dr. Nicole Beurkens is the world’s leading holistic child psychologist. She has dedicated her 25 year career to providing parents with simple, effective, research-based strategies that get to the root of children’s attention, anxiety, mood, and behaviour challenges so they can reach their highest potential. Her podcast covers topics like:

  • Supporting children with FASD
  • Holistic treatment for children with trauma
  • How to help teens manage their anxiety
  • How to help children understand why oral health is important
  • How to support your child who wets the bed.

Parenting After Trauma – Robyn Gobbel

Robyn Gobbel is a trained social worker and has a degree in psychology. Her podcast is all about teaching parents of children who have experienced trauma how the brain works, what’s happening in the body whilst a child is anxious and how to respond to a child’s change in behaviour. The topics of her podcast include:

  • What does co-regulation look like?
  • How attachment changes and what are the different attachment styles?
  • How to advocate for your kids at school

There is a section on her website where you can add your own question which may be answered in a future episode.

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