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The IMO Podcast - open and honest conversations with care leavers

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The IMO Podcast is a series of open and honest conversations with care leavers. We want to give care experienced young people a place to tell their stories. Each episode we invite someone who has been in care to talk about anything they like. It’s an opportunity to hear the voices of people who often don’t get the chance to tell their stories, and it’s a chance to inspire and encourage people in similar situations.

The IMO Podcast is a series of open and honest conversations with care leavers. We want to give care experienced young people a place to tell their stories. Each episode we invite someone who has been in care to talk about anything they like. It’s an opportunity to hear the voices of people who often don’t get the chance to tell their stories, and it’s a chance to inspire and encourage people in similar situations.

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United Kingdom

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The IMO Podcast is a series of open and honest conversations with care leavers. We want to give care experienced young people a place to tell their stories. Each episode we invite someone who has been in care to talk about anything they like. It’s an opportunity to hear the voices of people who often don’t get the chance to tell their stories, and it’s a chance to inspire and encourage people in similar situations.

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@imo_latest

Language:

English


Episodes

S2E6 - Jojo's story

1/2/2021
Jojo talks to the IMO podcast about his experience of moving out and living alone at 18. He shares his advice for care leavers who are thinking about going to university, and chats about how to keep moving forward when you feel stuck. The IMO Podcast is a series of open and honest conversations with care leavers. Each episode we invite someone who’s been in care to talk about anything they like. It’s an opportunity to hear the voices of people who often don’t get the chance to tell their...

Duration:00:13:07

S2E5 - Conversations at Christmas

12/8/2020
In this episode we chat to three care leavers about the upcoming festive season, and what this time of the year is like for them. Elle, Jojo and David discuss dealing with Christmas wobbles and feelings of grief and loss, and they share their advice on how to navigate what can often be a tricky time for care leavers. Wherever you are this Christmas, we hope you're able to enjoy it as much as you can, and we wish you a happy and healthy New Year. The IMO Podcast is a series of open and...

We've won gold! A tribute to our guests

11/19/2020
Today we're bringing you a mini episode of the IMO podcast because we are celebrating - we've won GOLD at the European Lovie Awards for best interview/talk show podcast. The Lovie Awards honour the best and brightest of the European internet, and we are thrilled to win this award. We couldn't let this moment pass without thanking all of our wonderful guests. The people we interview really are the heart and soul of the IMO podcast, and we're really grateful to and proud of every single one...

Duration:00:05:20

S2E4 - Zara's story

11/12/2020
Episode Notes Zara talks to the IMO podcast about her experience of starting university during the Covid-19 pandemic, why she decided not to take a gap year, and how her time in foster care inspired her to qualify as a social worker. The IMO Podcast is a series of open and honest conversations with care leavers. Each episode we invite someone who’s been in care to talk about anything they like. It’s an opportunity to hear the voices of people who often don’t get the chance to tell their...

S2E3 - Max and Brandon's story

7/11/2020
Max and Brandon discuss what life is like in a children's home and their unexpected friendship. They tell us about their first night in care, and why they're the new Ant and Dec. The IMO Podcast is a series of open and honest conversations with care leavers. The first series shines a light on the experiences of children in care and care leavers. Each episode we invite someone who’s been in care to talk about anything they like. It’s an opportunity to hear the voices of people who often...

Duration:00:14:32

S2E2 - Charlotte's story

6/11/2020
Care leaver Charlotte talks to the IMO Podcast about the importance of advocacy, accessing mental health support and moving into semi-independent living. The IMO Podcast is a series of open and honest conversations with care leavers. Series two continues to shine a light on the experiences of children in care and care leavers. Each episode we invite someone who’s been in care to talk about anything they like. It’s an opportunity to hear the voices of people who often don’t get the chance...

Duration:00:17:27

S2E1 - Louise's story

5/11/2020
Louise talks to the IMO Podcast about loneliness and isolation in the care system, the importance of supporting care leavers to study at postgraduate level, and her experience of building relationships at university. The IMO Podcast is a series of open and honest conversations with care leavers. Series two continues to shine a light on the experiences of children in care and care leavers. Each episode we invite someone who’s been in care to talk about anything they like. It’s an...

Duration:00:20:00

The IMO Podcast - Open and honest conversations with care leavers

5/7/2020
The IMO Podcast is back with a second series of open and honest conversations with care leavers. We want to give care experienced young people a place to tell their stories. Each episode we invite someone who’s been in care to talk about anything they like. It’s an opportunity to hear the voices of people who often don’t get the chance to tell their stories, and it’s a chance to inspire and encourage people in similar situations. About IMO (in my opinion): IMO represents the voices of...

Duration:00:01:00

S1E5 - Steven's story

10/21/2019
Steven is a care leaver who is training to be a social worker. He tells us how growing up in care has shaped the kind of social worker he wants to be. We discuss how little time families are given to change when they are under social services assessment and reflect on the lack of aspiration on behalf of care leavers from those who are supposed to inspire them. The IMO Podcast is a series of open and honest conversations with care leavers. The first series shines a light on the experiences...

Duration:00:19:02

S1E4 - Rihanna's story

10/10/2019
We met Rihanna through CHIVA, a foundation that supports young people living with HIV. Rihanna tells us what it’s like to grow up with HIV in England. She tells us about the change in support when she turned 18 and we hear about the challenges and excitement of leaving foster care to go to university. The IMO Podcast is a series of open and honest conversations with care leavers. The first series shines a light on the experiences of children in care and care leavers. Each episode we invite...

Duration:00:14:37

S1E3 - Nathaniel and Victoria's stories

10/3/2019
We met Nathaniel and Victoria through an organisation called Siblings Together. Nathaniel and Victoria are not related but they both were separated from their brothers and sisters when being taken into care. They tell us what that separation feels like and give us an insight into contact arrangements. The IMO Podcast is a series of open and honest conversations with care leavers. The first series shines a light on the experiences of children in care and care leavers. Each episode we invite...

Duration:00:16:30

S1E2 - Ryan's story

9/24/2019
Ryan tells The IMO Podcast why he chose to read his care files and how it’s changed his perspective on being in care. We hear about his voluntary work in the LGBT community and he spills the beans on some of the celebrity interviews he’s done as a journalist. The IMO Podcast is a series of open and honest conversations with care leavers. The first series shines a light on the experiences of children in care and care leavers. Each episode we invite someone who’s been in care to talk about...

Duration:00:28:31

S1E1 - Ella's story

9/24/2019
Ella talks to the IMO Podcast about how she feels she was criminalised to manage her behaviour in children’s homes. She chats about bouncing back from results that don’t go your way and holding workers to account by turning up to LAC reviews with a copy of the legislation. The IMO Podcast is a series of open and honest conversations with care leavers. The first series shines a light on the experiences of children in care and care leavers. Each episode we invite someone who’s been in care...

Duration:00:20:30

The IMO Podcast - Open and honest conversations with care leavers

9/9/2019
The IMO Podcast is a series of open and honest conversations with care leavers. We want to give care experienced young people a place to tell their stories. Each episode we invite someone who’s been in care to talk about anything they like. It’s an opportunity to hear the voices of people who often don’t get the chance to tell their stories, and it’s a chance to inspire and encourage people in similar situations. About IMO (in my opinion): IMO represents the voices of teenagers in care...

Duration:00:00:58