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' at the age of 16 years 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 salvage....

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....this provides a link to my profession and my experiences within it....

An overview of the 1989 Childrens Act (key legislation underpinning my childhood experiences) and the 2004 Act (which given my career underpins the safeguaridng elements within the NPS role). Also a look at other legislation that influenced my journey through the care system.

LEGISLATION/ACTS

 

 

 

CARE ORDERS

 

What are Care Orders, and how did they affect me growing up in the 1980s/1990s...

 

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

 

 

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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