Julian Brown is a care-leaver and a Story of Care Ambassador for Voices Through Time. His new podcast series is out now. NB: All views expressed on this podcast are those of the host and guests.
I’m from Newmarket in West Suffolk. I’m interested in politics and the future of the care system: how present and past perceptions of those in care has an impact on how society as a whole has a view on young people in care. Also, how living in care affects the rest of your life in different aspects and how the journey of care can affect your life.
Foundling: Found is a podcast series that will look at the Foundling Hospital archives from 1739, all the way up to the present day. I will also look at media perceptions of those in care, from Tracy Beaker to the Cherub series by Robert Muchamore through to newspaper articles and influencers. I will also speak with young people with experience of care themselves, hearing their stories and feedback on what they think the media perception of care has been like for them.
I have found the process of creating the podcast very interesting. It is giving me the opportunity to learn different skills and express how I truly feel. I have been able to do the investigative journalism that I wanted to do through the project and am able to take it where I want to take it. Which is very important and really good.
Listen to the first episode of Foundling: Found now – listen on Spotify, on TuneIn below, or wherever you get your podcasts from.
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