Breaking the Silence by Casey Watson

By Casey Watson

From the Sunday instances bestselling writer comes a real tale of 2 deeply afflicted boys either short of a loving home.

This is the sixth title within the series.

The Watsons are astonished once they solution their entrance door to discover their case employee with a small boy at the doorstep. Jenson is simply 9 years previous. He was once faraway from his domestic thirty mins previous whilst it used to be came upon his mom had left him at domestic whereas she went on vacation together with her boyfriend.

A couple of weeks later Casey is in for a moment surprise whilst she is requested to take a moment nine-year-old boy, Georgie. Georgie is autistic and has been in a children’s domestic considering that he was once a child. the house is remaining and social providers want someplace transitority for him to stick. together with her personal grown up son, Kieron, having Asperger’s (a gentle kind of autism), Casey understands this can be one baby she can't say no to.

The dating among Jenson and Georgie is hard from the outset. Jenson is rebellious and entire of perspective and he kicks off at whatever, continually winding Georgie up. Georgie doesn’t cope good with swap and is quickly in an everlasting country of tension. regardless of Casey’s most sensible efforts, her innate love for the youngsters is being confirmed and she or he starts off to query if she will be able to deal with Jenson’s cruelty.

But extra time it turns into transparent that the lads have shaped an not going bond. may possibly this be the answer to all in their troubles?

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In cases where there are fears that the separated violent partner will continue with the assaults the police may provide a protective service. Although this could not be identified from the social work case record, it did emerge from interviews with some police officers and families. 2%). g. children’s centre/school and health), in particular any referring agency. 5 per cent of cases. 5%), and other social services departments in 17 per cent. 2%) strategy discussions respectively. 54 / CHILD PROTECTION, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND PARENTAL SUBSTANCE MISUSE Agencies involved in s47 enquiries The involvement of other agencies in s47 inquiries closely mirrors the findings for involvement in the strategy discussion.

Children’s social care became aware of the children and their families in a variety of ways. For example, children were referred by professionals such as health visitors or the police, or the child or parent themselves asked for help. 9%) the referral had originated from more than one source, such as the health visitor and the police, or a nursery worker and the parent, both making a referral because of similar concerns. 1 shows the distribution of referrals from professional and non-professional sources.

Separating out the issues showed considerable similarities. 2% of children where there was evidence of only parental alcohol misuse. THE IMPACT OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND PARENTAL SUBSTANCE MISUSE ON PARENTING CAPACITY Parenting capacity was severely affected in 71 per cent of cases where there was evidence of domestic violence and parental substance misuse (drug and/or alcohol). Looking at each issue suggests that domestic violence has less of an adverse affect on parenting capacity than parental substance misuse.

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