Caring About Children
Imagine being nine years old and having no-one who cares about you.
I don’t mean cares for you: making sure you do your teeth and your homework. I mean someone who devotes themself to nurturing you to adulthood: advising you, encouraging you, loving you.
I recently met a nine-year-old in an English care home who told me of his experience of being looked after by the state.
Q: You’ve been in care for a little while, haven’t you?
A: Yeah, four years.
Q: How many places have you been in?
A: About six.
Q: Six different places in four years?
IN THE NORTHAMPTON COUNTY COURT His Honour Arthur Anthony JUDGE RUMBELOW QC A Circuit Court Judge Assigned to the Northern Circuit.
CASE NUMBER NN13P00882
Ngozi Godwell vs Northamptonshire Local Authority