This time last week I wrote a post on the differences between my life as a mummy and the lives that some care leaving parents live. You can have a read of it here if you like.
I know that over the weekend and coming days the media will be unpicking all of ‘the systems’ failures which has allowed children to remain with unfit parents and ultimately die in horrid, heart breaking circumstances but, whilst clearly mistakes were made, I still truly believe that no one begins a career in social work and the supporting roles, unless they care deeply about the welfare of children and want to make a difference.
Who is to say what the background of the mothers who abused and neglected their children is and what abuse they may have suffered in the past themselves. I am not trying to offer excuses or remove blame, but clearly there is something wrong for anyone to behave in this way and they will need support too.
- A life less ordinary (mummetamorphosis.wordpress.com)