I wanted to shed a little light on success stories of young care experienced people that are trying/have made something of themselves, not only to motivate others but also to show those within authorities that if you equip a child with the right tools, who knows where it can take them.
In advance I would like to apologise for painting a picture of a woman that shows just a fraction of how amazing my mother was. The truth is. This poem, nor words could ever suffice the type of person you were. Or the way you made feel. How you were able to mould and shape … Continue reading Because of you – Tribute Poem
Most of us have all moaned or complained about the social worker with the ridiculous amount of case loads and the tick box routine paper work. Social workers are often criticised and blamed for issues and problems that are sometimes beyond their control, simply down to the fact that they are at the forefront. I think … Continue reading The Voice of children in care. Dear children services.
I'm not sure at what age I became aware of all the statistics that I would be fighting against. To be honest I think I was fighting them before I even became aware of it. More than anything, I knew that I wanted to do better than what I had came from. Despite what was … Continue reading Fighting Statistics!!
No. Foster care is not like the story of Tracy Beaker. Not typically anyway. I didn't live in a children's home and I never had the fantasy that one day my mum would come rescue me and we would live happily ever after. I was angry though. However, not at my mother. I was angry … Continue reading Sometimes Love isn’t enough.