Being in Care: Lemn Sissay

Do listen to this podcast on the Big Ideas network [ABC Australia]: https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/bigideas/lemn-sissay-on-the-abuse-he-suffered-in-state-care/10425148 If you haven’t heard of Lemn Sissay check out his blog: http://blog.lemnsissay.com/#sthash.9cSHsV4T.dpbs  

First Kid on the Moon: an extract

For National Child Protection Week: What follows is an extract from an unpublished fictional work written from the perspective of a young boy in the care system. The novel is titled First Kid on the Moon, and is in three voices: that of the teenager Zayde; his mum; and the social worker assigned to do casework.… Read More

‘How I survived a broken care system’

In this, National Child Protection Week [Australia], do follow this link to an article written by Aedan Brittain, who was himself a child in the care system. It is a moving commentary on a system that so frequently fails those children it is there to protect. https://www.sbs.com.au/topics/life/relationships/article/2018/09/04/how-i-survived-broken-care-system Aedan is now, among other things, an advocate for… Read More

On Storyboarding: an add-on to TLSW

Storyboarding is used mainly by creatives in cinema, TV, advertising and so on, as a visual way to represent a storyline. Similarly, it can be used by social workers and other professionals working in mental health, addictions, child protection and child abuse. So write Hiles, Essex, Fox and Luger in a paper titled: The ‘words and… Read More