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One Christmas Night by Hayley Webster

One Christmas Night opens at 3.08 a.m., Christmas Eve in Newbury Street, Norwich with a thief about to break into one of the houses: The thief has always loved the thick silence that comes at this very specific time in the … Continue reading

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Oxford Children’s Rights Network

The Care Experience Conference Write up from a talk at the Oxford Children’s Rights Network at the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights. Dr Cat Hugman and myself were invited by Dr Mariela Neagu, on behalf of the Oxford Children’s Rights … Continue reading

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Working Class and Proud?

Over the last 18 months, I’ve noticed a lot of comments and discussions particularly on Twitter about working class writing and how this is an area within publishing that is still under-represented. Kit de Waal, author of My Name is Leon (2016) … Continue reading

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Who Cares? Scotland – Media Panel

I’d been keeping schtum for a while. It was difficult as I’d had some exciting news that unfortunately had to be embargoed due to a sudden news story that included a very negative portrayal of care experienced people. The headline … Continue reading

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Reflections From The Care Experience Conference

Home! After a hectic and mind blowing few days. Though the reality is more like a whirlwind two years. An idea from ‘the man that dreamed a dream’, Ian Dickson’s vision was to ‘organise a national conference for care experienced … Continue reading

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Jae-Dee Survives the Home of Many Mothers by Jae-Dee Collier

Book Review by Dee Michell For days I have been haunted by Jae-Dee Collier’s story, Jae-Dee Survives the Home of Many Mothers. Partly the haunting comes from memories when I lived close to the Goodwood Orphanage in Millswood, an inner … Continue reading

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No One Was Watching by Annie Horner

Book Review by Dee Michell Annie Horner’s 2018 book, No One Was Watching, opens with a short story—’A New Kitchen’—reflective of her own first encounter with ‘Forgotten Australians’. Horner was at a party when she overheard a woman talking about … Continue reading

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National Care Leavers Week 2018

As we head towards National Care Leavers Week (NCLW) 2018, it seems we need this awareness even more than in previous years. Earlier this week Kenny Murray, Public Affairs Coordinator for Who Cares? Scotland, had to call out the RSPCA … Continue reading

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Update to My Mum Tracy Beaker

Back in March, a conversation grew from the news that Jacqueline Wilson had written a sequel to the series of books about Tracy Beaker, My Mum Tracy Beaker. The book was described thus: Tracy, who in the 1991 bestseller chronicled … Continue reading

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A conversation about Tracy Beaker…

Jacqueline Wilson’s new children’s novel, My Mum Tracy Beaker is due to be published October 2018. In an interview with The Observer, Wilson revealed, that it was after seeing mothers reading The Story of Tracy Beaker, to their children, that … Continue reading

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