Cathy has stopped full-time fostering after thirty years to allow more time with her family. She is now working as a family support office and also on the list for respite foster care. She has been supporting Janie and her young family for six weeks when the story begins.
Janie lives in chaos, is completely disorganized, shouts continuously as her children, and leaves them unattended. Cathy’s job is to try to sort her out. But only when her children are taken into care does the opportunity arise.
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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