Please forgive me for putting aside the story from the previous blog. I will settle it in the future.
A few weeks ago I sat down in a beige interview room in the legal district of Leeds City Centre. I thought it was going to be easy. The man sat behind the table opposite me had been appointed by my lawyer. He was neither friendly “we’re going to be five hours at least” or unfriendly “There’s a lot to get through.” He clicked his ballpoint pen and the psychological interrogation of my life began. Mid way through the interview I broke down.
Many have committed suicide while bringing their case against the social services. Last night Delma Hughes of Siblings Together told me “12 care leavers died in one tribunal in Wales. Two died in suspicious circumstances and 10 committed suicide.”.
This week I received The Psychologist’s Report via my lawyer. It is 25 pages long. He said it brought him to tears. He wants me to read it. I haven’t. Yet. I’ve received some powerful advice from from facebook friends on how to read the report and I’d like to thank everyone. The comment above is from Reuben Webb. Reuben is the Creative Director EMEA at Stein IAS .It’s a powerful statement of belief.
I want someone to read the report to me. I want to do it on stage so that I will hear it for the first time in front of a live audience. One reader. One table. And me. It will be called The Report.