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All in a Day's Work No Child Should Ever be Forgotten by Becky Hope
  

All in a Day's Work No Child Should Ever be Forgotten

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Synopsis

All in a Day's Work No Child Should Ever be Forgotten by Becky Hope

Becky Hope works on the front line of child protection.Every day, her job takes her into the heartbreaking lives of the most defenceless children. In order to try to protect these children from the harm they face she must be prepared to risk her own safety.Although Becky has witnessed some horrific events, her courage, optimism and wonderfully warm sense of humour help her though the most difficult days. But the thing that really keeps her going is the children.Nine-year-old Sarah came into Becky's life after being badly beaten by her mother's violent boyfriend. Becky is Sarah's only hope for a better life. Then there's Martin, a young boy who has cut himself off from the world after being thrown out by his drug-addicted mother when he was just 10 years old. Becky also tells the story of Jade and Jasmine, six-year-old twins who are found wandering the streets outside their flat after their mother overdoses. The twins had nothing, apart from the one soiled blanket they shared in their freezing bare room.This is the gripping story of one woman's battle to protect our most vulnerable children from the horrors they face at home and to give them the safe and loving lives they deserve.

Reviews

'hectic, emotionally draining and occasionally frightening... amid the inevitable tragedies, Hope recounts victories and some uplifting happy endings too.'
Reader

's Digest 'Thank God for social workers...All in a Day's Work details the everyday acts of courage and devotion that are so often taken for granted.'
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'an affecting insight into a job that prompts polarised responses...The glimpses of the children's lives are devastating.'
Guardian

About the Author

Becky has worked in child protection for the past 20 years. This is her first book.

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Book Info

Publication date

31st March 2011

Author

Becky Hope

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Publisher

Hodder & Stoughton Ltd an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division

Format

Hardback
336 pages

Categories

Memoirs

ISBN

9781444723632

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