Adoption or Abduction. Mercy Mercy.

Leave a heart shaped space in your mouth.You will exit the cinema in an altered state. Be careful on the way home. Make sure you are safe.    See the UK premier of  Mercy Mercy at The Ritzy in Brixton Read more [...]

Film Premier of Mercy Mercy in London in National Adoption Week.

If there is one thing to do in National Adoption Week see this film  on Nov 6th at Ritzy Cinema in Brixton.  Get a group and go. Or go alone. Or with a loved one or friend. The fate of two families Read more [...]

Allegations reaching out on child abuse in Wigan

On February 24th I wrote a blog  Abuse in Oaklands Children’s Home?”.  In it I recall a memory of thirty years  when in Oaklands childrens home a young boy told me he'd been abused. In the blog Read more [...]

Mercy Mercy My Review

The adoptive  mother describes the child whom they'd taken some years earlier from Ethiopia  as having grown into a person  with a wild look in her eyes. It was like seeing an exorcist.  This is immediately Read more [...]

Letterbox Live at Southbank Centre.

Today I introduced children's authors onto stage at Southbankcentre's  Imagine Festival  for Letterbox Live . Letterbox Live celebrates The Letterbox Club for which I am patron. Letterbox Club gets books Read more [...]

A free Arvon holiday for a young person in care or careleaver

For young people who are in or from care a free creative holiday  at Arvon in Devon. TEN PLACES LEFT. Read on then please share this post. If you are between the ages of 16 and 24  a careleaver Read more [...]

Facebook beats The iron Mountain

Every child in care (above 13)  and leaving care should have their own facebook page. Anonymising children  in the care system is  practised more often than not to protect the institution.  On that Read more [...]

Christmas: The tunnel and the light.

I know alot of people but Christmas can be difficult and remains  family-less.  I say this because The Tope Project is a brilliant idea for care-leavers in the UK. It’s a volunteer project aiming Read more [...]

Foster Kid Is Poetry Champ – A Superhero

“Foster Kid Is Poetry Champ”  reads the Sun Newspaper this morning. Another child  from The Superhero Project has won a national award.  The first was a boy called Robert Marston who won the Foyles Read more [...]