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 [...]
Picture parents hanging outside school gates. Their children are having a quick smoke before class. This is what happens to a child in care. Smoking kills but for them the message is clear some Read more [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
I received a message that began “I’m shaking as I type all this as I haven't ever discussed with anyone else before.” He wrote his phone number and I called. Immediately. “Do you remember Mr Read more [...]
Care Leavers with connection to Preston - are you free on Thursday Feb 7th for a photo with me? Dovetail are holding an exhibition of Panoramas at The Museum of Lancashire in Preston. It was featured Read more [...]
This event at The Houses of Parliament will sell out quickly so pre-register now. I'm speaking at this next one. It's TEDx at Houses of Parliament. It's going to be special. The last one was. Read more [...]
There are nearly 25,000 children's social workers in England alone. If you add to these the estimated numbers of professionals who work for children in care at Non Government Organisations including Read more [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]