Category Archives: fostering

16/03/15 Cleggers plays pop…or Nick Clegg offers the earth…again

I’m sure I’m not the only person who remembers the statement from our deputy Prime Minister shortly after he’d got his feet under his desk in the cabinet. A statement that came months after he’d given the country hope – … Continue reading

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05/12/13 The Earth is flat, isn’t it?

Imagine living thousands of years ago. There are no electric lights, internet, books…information is passed orally from scholars, to teachers, to people you know, trust and love. This information isn’t independent of your own experience of the world – in … Continue reading

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07/11/13 Parallel lives

I wandered into the beautiful village of Conwy on the north coast of Wales a couple of hours before tonight’s hosts, Jess and Emma were to return from work. Having no will of my own, I followed the guidance of … Continue reading

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15-17/07/13 Reeling them in…

Had I mentioned it was hot? We’d been wandering through this unseasonably wonderful weather – I’d been receiving regular phone calls, texts and Facebook messages from Bobby, a chap who’d stumbled across walk a mile on one of the online … Continue reading

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25/11/12 News doesn’t happen, it’s created…

So we had the Rochdale 3. The little group of Eastern European children who lost their foster placement because a social worker mistakingly decided that a placement with a UKIP voting couple was tantamount to sleeping with Adolf…. Thank goodness … Continue reading

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24/11/12 DON’T PANIC!! Or…Damned if you do…

In my near 20 years in the social workering profession I can honestly say that the vast majority of my colleagues were thoughtful, intelligent, compassionate who didn’t suffer terribly from the ‘political correctness gone mad’ label. That said…I blogged earlier … Continue reading

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