A short story in the Quick Reads scheme (www.quickreads.org.uk)
Ryan is 12 and streetwise. He lives with his mother and younger brother, Tommy, on a large run-down council estate. Their mother is an alcoholic who can't look after her sons. Ryan does his best to stop Tommy and him being taken into foster care, but it isn't enough. One afternoon, social workers suddenly arrive at school and take the brothers away. They are separated and sent to different foster carers. Ryan is very angry.
My Dad’s A Policeman is a griping short story of Ryan’s search for his younger brother.
Cathy has been a foster carer for over 25 years, during which time she has looked after more than 150 children, of all ages and backgrounds. She is a specialist foster carer, also referred to as a level three carer, which means she often looks after children with complex needs or those with very challenging behaviour. Much of her inspiration for writing comes from fostering. She was awarded a degree in education and psychology, as a mature student.
Cathy has always combined fostering with writing, rising very early every morning in order to write, before the day begins with her ever changi...
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