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Gina McKee, Home education, Grieving an ex, Leaving care

January 28th, 2016

Episode 480 of 722 episodes

Actor Gina McKee talks about playing Anne, a woman on the verge of a nervous breakdown in Florian Zeller's play 'The Mother'. How can we best safeguard children who are home educated? Jenni is joined by Helen Lees, lecturer in Education and Multi-Professional Practice at Newman University and Amy Shaw who home educates four of her five children. Why can it be so difficult to accept and move on when an ex lover dies? Helen Butlin, Helpline Manager at Cruse Bereavement Care and Laura Marcus discuss the impact of losing former loved ones. Chloe has been in care since she was aged five. She is now 17 and planning to leave foster care after her 18th birthday. Helping her prepare is Narin, her Independent Visitor. Chloe and Narin talk to Jo Morris about the role of independent visitors. Presenter: Jenni Murray.