f003 "I have to be frank, when I volunteered my story I was sceptical about what difference telling it could make. But now I am convinced.
Learning from Humerah
"When people see me they think 'physical disability', but actually it's my mental health"
Learning from Mandy
"She gave space for me to talk about my situation from my point of view"
Learning from Mrs Corbett
"At one point she took over marvellously, but It's OK because I feel in charge"
Learning from Nina
"Even in really bad rain she'd come here to do the forms"
Learning from Leone
"You wouldn't have thought it was a children's home - it had a lounge, it had a dining room, the plates weren't green"
Learning from Julia
"I'd heard 'The-Day-We-Picked-You-Up-From-The-Social-Workers' story, but never anything about 'The-Night-That-I-Was-Born'
Learning from John
"I instantly felt as though I was being listened to and that I had a chance of being seen as normal"
Learning from Self-advocates
"Social workers are very much needed - desperately"
Learning from Families: Parents Talking, Children Drawing
"I thought social workers took children away, but they listen ... I don't think I would have got through the last two years without them'
Learning from Positive Experiences: Key themes
"Then two years ago my social worker changes... my relationship has changes beyond belief"
From positive practices to a positive service
Nina muses that it is a matter of luck as to who [which social worker] you get.