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True stories of children's search for love in and out of the care system

Following on from her previous bestselling books, Hackney Child and Tainted Love, written under the name Hope Daniels, which told the stories of kids in children's homes who fought against the odds in their struggle to survive, Jenny Molloy's' latest book Neglected gives harrowing accounts of what happens when children fall in love with the wrong people, and how the role of social workers in their lives can bring them back to an understanding of what love really means. Readers will be introduced to several brave and inspirational children: Jemma, taken into care after her father tried to kill her; Angelika, abandoned by her mother, ending up in a criminal gang; Emma, whose life spiralled out of control after her mother's sudden death. Neglected explores these stories and more, ultimately aiming to answer the question: how can the circle of neglect be broken?

Jenny Molloy spent most of her childhood in care. She regularly gives talks and is called on by government bodies to advise on the care and fostering of children. Her mission is to reach out to care leavers and associated professionals to inspire hope and to remind us that all care leavers have ability. Jenny is the successful co-author of Hackney Child and Tainted Love under her pen name Hope Daniels. This is her first title under her real name. Jenny is Patron of BASW England and a regular contributor with Community Care.

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (September 1, 2015)
  • Length: 304 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781471140778

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