It’s a dark cold winter’s evening when Cathy is asked to help search for little Danny. The social worker went to Danny’s school that afternoon to tell him he was going into care and he’d run away screaming and couldn’t be found. The police, staff and social worker are already searching the grounds of the school and the police helicopter is on its way.
Eventually Danny is found, safe but very scared. He clings desperately to Cathy as she carries him to her car to take him home. So begins the true story of little Danny whose mother couldn’t cope with her son’s autistic behaviour and whose father has rejected him for being different.
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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