THE CARE SYSTEM

 

 

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This section provides an account of my own experiences of the care system. This began with little 'holidays,' or respite periods for my mother, and led to me being a full time resident of a state childrens home (The Willows). Further down the line I lived in two foster homes, before being placed at a 'half way house' by Children's Services....

 

MY EXPERIENCES

 

 

This section is simply a collection of photographs from my time in care...the few that I had managed to retain....

IMAGES

 

PROBATION

 

 

In working for the NPS I have come across many 'offenders' who have experiences of growing up in state care - and there are clearly links made between state care and criminality - indeed I had my own brushes with the law as a teenager....

An overview of the 1989 Childrens Act (key legislation underpinning my childhood experiences) and the 2004 Act (which given my current employment has implications for my professional role). Also a look at other leghislation that influenced my journey through the care system.

LEGISLATION/ACTS

 

 

 

CARE ORDERS

 

What are Care Orders, and how did they affect my circumstances

 

After much toil and passing of time I eventually managed to get hold of the records held on me by Children's Services (Lincolnshire) - here is what they held on me....

 

 

RECORDS

 

 

ESSAY 1

ESSAY 2

 

Work completed within my University module 'Children's Institutions' which has some relevance to this section.

 

 

 

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