Tuesday, 27 November 2012
Thursday, 22 November 2012
POET'S NOTE: For my sins, I once worked as a live-in Cottage Parent for an Anglican-run residential home based on a semi-rural property. We looked after children who had been removed from their parents by Social Services because they had been maltreated in some way. Naturally, it was a very challenging job and our job was to try to "normalise" the children so they could be placed in Foster care or, if at all possible, returned to their families. To "normalise" the children, we just had to treat them the way their parents should have, with love and respect and kindness.