Scott King was taken into care when he was 6 months old along with his older brother Ben who was 3 at the time. Ben and Scott spent their entire youth in care and endured great hardship, however, somehow they prevailed in the face of adversity. Scott was considered by those caring for him to be a very challenging child, whereas Ben was very quiet. Due to reasons they were not aware of at the time, they both had a lot of moves and were split up partway through their journey. Scott will reflect on how he and Ben understood things as children and compare that to how they understand it all now. Like many children in care, Ben and Scott's journeys were complex and very confusing, leaving many voids and additional traumas after care. Scott will take learners through his and Ben's recovery journey of revisiting the old homes, finding the people from their past and finding the answers they needed to gain closure. Scott will take learners through every move, every hardship and all the ups and all the downs from his perspective as a child and as an adult looking back. Scott has also worked professionally in this system for many years as well so he is also able to bring in the professional perspective. By understanding Scott and Ben's journeys it will give learners a better insight into how a journey though care and trauma can feel and what it is like in their shoes. From this new level of understanding, learners can better understand the children they work for and think differently about the decisions they make.

Course Access

Unlimited Duration

Last Updated

6 April 2022

Course Category

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TSD Standards and L&D Framework

Course Curriculum

  • Growing Up In Care: Lived Experience 00:00:00
    • An Introduction From Scott King 00:00:00
    • Overview Of Course 00:00:00
    • Scott’s Story 00:00:00
    • Ben’s Story 00:00:00
    • Unanswered Questions 00:00:00
    • Living With Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) 00:00:00
    • All Of The Moves 00:00:00
    • Reflection 00:00:00
    • Revisiting The Past – Part 1 00:00:00
    • Revisiting The Past – Part 2 00:00:00
    • The Abuse 00:00:00
    • Moving Forward 00:00:00
    • Summary 00:00:00
    • Growing Up In Care: Lived Experience – Evaluation Unlimited

Course Reviews


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  1. Lucille Omurcan19 May 2022 at 9:26 pm

    Growy up in care lived experience


    Anyone thinking of going into fostering should do this course

  2. Rachel Gingell11 May 2022 at 6:13 pm

    Heart breaking insight


    Excellent training for people who have not grown up in care themselves to help people to understand the experiences and behaviours of children in care

  3. Michelle Davies11 May 2022 at 9:50 am



    Such a powerful course.

  4. Janice Wakeman10 May 2022 at 5:52 pm

    Living in care/lived experience


    Brilliant 🤩

  5. Joanna Reeves10 May 2022 at 4:32 pm

    Eye-opening perspective


    It’s refreshing to hear from the perspective of the child (now adult), on their experience of being in care. It’s educational pieces like this that will help encourage change for the better.

About Us

We want to stop children being moved from home to home by standing as an advocate for the “naughty kids” and promote a new perspective of care and give a new, deeper level of understanding.

Great Dunmow, Essex, UK

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