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Phil Frampton

Phil Frampton is an author, broadcaster and consultant, who spent all his childhood in care. He is founding Chair of Care Leavers' Association (2000-2003) and formerly a member of the Cabinet Office Advisory Group on Education of Young People in Care.

His 2004 childhood memoir, The Golly in the Cupboard, was described by Community Care Magazine in 2007 as: 'still streets ahead of the genre'. His 'Golly in the Cupboard' programme for Radio Merseyside won the 2005 national Race in the Media Award for documentaries. Phil's 2007 Channel 4 TV programme 'Bring Back Orphanages' highlighted the value of residential care.

Phil Frampton

Past and present Confer events
Psychological Trauma and the Child
Thursday 18, Friday 19 and Saturday 20 September 2008

Book of the Month
Grief Works by Julia Samuel

Death affects us all. Yet it is still the last taboo in our society, and grief is still profoundly misunderstood...

In Grief Works we hear stories from those who have experienced great love and great loss - and survived. Stories that explain how grief unmasks our greatest fears, strips away our layers of protection and reveals our innermost selves...
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Why do we crave love so much, even to the point that we would die for it? To learn more about our very real, very physical need for romantic love, Helen Fisher and her research team took MRIs of people in love and people who had just been dumped... view...

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