"When social work is bad it’s very bad and we all hear about it. When it’s good, we don’t hear about it. The only reason you’re hearing about this good bit of social work is because I managed to make a success of my life, and I wouldn’t have been able to do that without Jenni." ~ David Akinsanya
For world social work day, six people tell the stories of what social workers have done for them
Hardy, R. (2015). The Guardian. Retrieved from: http://www.theguardian.com/social-care-network/2015/mar/17/the-social-worker-who-changed-my-life
Christopher Hoyle, academic development officer in higher education
Taken into care at the age of 13, supported by social workers and leaving care workers until his 24th birthday
Jenny Molloy, co-author of Hackney Child, matron in ITV’s Bring Back Borstal, patron of BASW England
Went into care when she was nine
Ming Ho, writer
Had contact with a social worker when her mother’s dementia worsened.
David Akinsanya, broadcaster, journalist and campaigner
Debbie Bright, foster carer, and her daughter Lydia-Rose Bright, star of The Only Way is Essex. Both are ambassadors for Mencap.
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