Hackney Child

Author: Hope Daniels,Morag Livingstone
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 147112987X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 272
View: 8909

At the age of nine, Hope Daniels walked into Stoke Newington Police Station with her little brothers and asked to be taken into care. Home life was intolerable: both of Hope's parents were alcoholics and her mum was a prostitute. The year was 1983. As London emerged into a new era of wealth and opportunity, the Daniels children lived in desperate poverty, neglected and barely nourished. Hounded by vigilante neighbours and vulnerable to the drunken behaviour of her parents' friends, Hope had to draw on her inner strength. Hackney Childis Hope's gripping story of physical and emotional survival - and the lifeline given to her by the support of professionals working in the care system. Despite all the challenges she faced, Hope never lost compassion for her parents, particularly her alcoholic father. Her experiences make essential reading and show that, with the right help, the least fortunate children have the potential not only to recover but to thrive.


The Story of a Child at Large
Author: Ms Suzan Hackney
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781868428731
Page: 264
View: 2016

Tainted Love

Author: Hope Daniels,Morag Livingstone
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1471129896
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 320
View: 9630

In her previous book,Hackney Child, Hope Daniels told her powerful story of survival as a child of alcoholic parents. In Tainted Love, she brings together the stories of some of the kids who lived with her in children's homes - kids who fought against the odds in their struggle to find love. We meet Robert, who tries to protect his mum from the brutal rages of his drunken father - but he's only eight and is powerless to stop the violence. There's Debbie and her sister, who are placed at the mercy of a paedophile babysitter with their mum's approval, and Abby, who shaves her head, cuts her arms, and rages against the system.These and many other true stories tells of lives fractured, endured and, in most cases, saved and turned around by social workers who fight impossible workloads to bring security and safety to children who live in chaos.

Hurting Too Much

Shocking Stories from the Frontline of Child Protection
Author: Harry Keeble,Kris Hollington
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0857208497
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 288
View: 536

Detective Sergeant Harry Keeble's bestselling books, Baby X and Little Victim described his early years in Hackney's Child Protection Unit, as he battled to get to grips with cases of unimaginably horrific child abuse. In Broken Angels, a more experienced Harry relates a series of extraordinary cases he encountered with Ella, a young and newly qualified social worker. Together, Harry and Ella faced the violence of forced marriage, the horror of maternal incest and the cruelty of child slavery. Their investigations took them into a mosque, a drug den and a recording studio. Just as the unrelenting caseload threatened to push the inexperienced Ella over the edge, Harry uncovered one of the most shocking cases of child abuse he'd ever encountered, forcing the duo to tread new ground in the search for justice. Broken Angels reveals why working in Child Protection has never been so tough. It also shows why, despite the fact that so many courageous people are ready and willing to meet impossible challenges, we are still unable to reach all of the broken angels that so desperately need our help.

Baby X

Britain’s Child Abusers Brought to Justice
Author: Harry Keeble
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1849831726
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 288
View: 1249

When super-tough cop Sergeant Harry Keeble announced he was joining Hackney's ailing Child Protection Team in 2000, his colleagues were astounded. Known as the 'Cardigan Squad', its officers were seen as glorified social workers dealing with domestics. The reality was very different. Within a few months he'd fought machete-wielding thugs, rescued kids who had pit bulls chained to their cots and confronted the horrors of African witchcraft, exposing a network of abuse in the process - all in his unrelenting war against child cruelty. Harry rescued dozens of kids - kids in crack houses, kids living in unimaginable filth and kids who had burned their houses down. Then there were the hostage situations, the lynch mobs, and the almost impossible process of interviewing paedophiles to get a confession. Without wading in sentimentality, Harry describes how his team - working alongside dedicated but chronically underfunded social workers - operated at the sharp end of child protection. This is a shocking and unforgettable story of how some of the UK's most disadvantaged children escaped their tormentors - and explains why some cases, similar to that of Baby P's, ended in tragedy.


True stories of children's search for love in and out of the care system
Author: Jenny Molloy
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1471140784
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 304
View: 906

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?

The ETi Grail

Author: Thomas N. Hackney
Publisher: BalboaPress
ISBN: 9781452555126
Category: History
Page: 198
View: 5240

The ETi Grail provides scientifically verified details and translation of communications dispatched via three unprecedented events, two of which occurred within our atmosphere, the third occurring further out. Revealed here for the first time is rock-solid evidence of non-human activity and an “intelligence” never before dreamed of.

Social Work Reclaimed

Innovative Frameworks for Child and Family Social Work Practice
Author: Steve Goodman,Isabelle Trowler
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857004611
Category: Social Science
Page: 176
View: 7890

Reclaiming Social Work (RSW) is a radical new system for delivering child and family social work in the UK. The system was first piloted in the London Borough of Hackney and the model has gained national recognition. At the heart of this innovative system is the endeavour to keep children together with their families. This book sets out what the Reclaiming Social Work model is, how it was implemented, and how it works. It explains the RSW system of social work 'units' made up of clinicians and therapists and headed by a consultant social worker, and demonstrates how it has worked in practice. The evidence base and theories underlying the model are also explained. Several chapters are written by consultant social workers with extensive experience of working within RSW, which outline the methodological approaches used. This book on a pioneering new social work model will be of great interest to social work managers, policymakers and academics.

A Different Home

A New Foster Child's Story
Author: Kelly DeGarmo,John DeGarmo
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857008978
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 48
View: 6450

A sensitive picture book to help ease the anxieties of foster children aged 4 to 10 entering placement. In A Different Home, Jessie tells us her story of being placed in foster care. At first she is worried and has lots of questions. The new home is not like her old home -- she has a different bedroom, different clothes, and there's different food for breakfast. She also misses her family. When Jim and Debbie, her foster parents, answer her questions she begins to feel better and see that this different home is kind of nice. Written in simple language and fully illustrated in color, this storybook is designed to help children in care, or moving into care, to settle in and answer some of the questions they may have. Accompanied by notes for adults on how to use the story with children, it will be a useful book for foster parents and caseworkers, as well as social workers, teachers and anyone else working with children in foster care.

The Hackney Martian

Author: Paul Brown
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781910851012
Page: 36
View: 8324

A play on the location 'The Hackney Marshes,' this story centres on a boy who finds a small green martian, crash-landed on the famous football common, and so begins an exciting journey of friendship and daring adventure!

Dixie Redux

Essays in Honor of Sheldon Hackney
Author: Raymond Arsenault,Orville Vernon Burton
Publisher: NewSouth Books
ISBN: 1588382974
Category: History
Page: 504
View: 3504

Dixie Redux: Essays in Honor of Sheldon Hackney is a collection of original essays written by some of the nation’s most distinguished historians. Each of the contributors has a personal as well as a professional connection to Sheldon Hackney, a distinguished scholar in his own right who has served as Provost of Princeton University, president of Tulane University and the University of Pennsylvania, and the chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities. In a variety of roles–teacher, mentor, colleague, administrator, writer, and friend–Sheldon Hackney has been a source of wisdom, empowerment, and wise counsel during more than four decades of historical and educational achievement. His life, both inside and outside the academy, has focused on issues closely related to civil rights, social justice, and the vagaries of race, class, regional culture, and national identity. Each of the essays in this volume touches upon one or more of these important issues–themes that have animated Sheldon Hackney’s scholarly and professional life.

Clinical Practice at the Edge of Care

Developments in Working with At-Risk Children and their Families
Author: Laura Smith
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319435701
Category: Psychology
Page: 255
View: 6572

This book brings together psychological and psychotherapeutic contributions in clinical practice with at-risk children and their families. Chapters by experts working in a range of edge-of-care settings give an essential account of real-world clinical challenges and dilemmas; whilst drawing on relevant theory and the growing evidence base for edge of care work with children and families. This title will be of interest to both clinical and social work practitioners, those commissioning and developing best practice in edge of care services, scholars and students of Clinical Psychology, Systemic Psychotherapy and related disciplines.

Little Victim

The real story of Britain’s vulnerable children and the people who rescue them
Author: Harry Keeble,Kris Hollington
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 184983251X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 288
View: 2266

In Baby Xwe learned how super-tough cop Harry Keeble and his colleagues in Hackney's Child Protection Unit rescued dozens of kids, faced lynch mobs and undertook the impossible job of interviewing paedophiles. Now, in Little Victim, Harry takes us through an extraordinary year in the life of the unit, as the team investigates some of the worst cases of child abuse they've ever encountered.These include a middle-class mother who shook her baby to death, the children kept in a cage, the rape of a three-year-old boy and an innocent grandfather falsely accused of paedophila. Little Victim provides a unique insight into the complex issue of child abuse in the UK. Continuing his battle to bring Britain's child abusers to justice, Harry is pushed right to the edge as he confronts horrors past and present.

A CHILD OF THE JAGO (Modern Classics Series)

A Tale from the Old London Slum
Author: Arthur Morrison
Publisher: e-artnow
ISBN: 8026853601
Category: Fiction
Page: 256
View: 5390

This carefully crafted ebook: äóìA CHILD OF THE JAGO (Modern Classics Series)äó� is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. A Child of the Jago recounts the brief life of Dicky Perrott, a child growing up in the "Old Jago", a fictionalization of the Old Nichol, a slum located between Shoreditch High Street and Bethnal Green Road in the East End of London. The Jago is a London slum where crime and violence are the only way of life, and from which there is no escape for the inhabitants. At the start of the novel Dicky Perrott is about 8 years old, undernourished and roaming the streets, forced to do whatever it takes in order to survive. Dickyäó»s affectionate nature and willingness to work provides a glimmer of hope that he can escape from the corruption of the Jago, but this hope is cynically thwarted by the avaricious Weech. The criminalizing of innocence in an environment of poverty and crime echoes the predicament of Oliver Twist. Arthur Morrison (1863-1945) was an English writer and journalist known for his realistic novels and stories about working-class life in London's East End, A Child of the Jago being the best known. Morrison is also known for his detective stories, featuring the detective Martin Hewitt, low-key, realistic, lower class answer to Sherlock Holmes. Martin Hewitt stories are similar in style to those of Conan Doyle, cleverly plotted and very amusing, while the character himself is a bit less arrogant and a bit more charming than Holmes.

A Child of Books

Author: Oliver Jeffers
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 0763690775
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 40
View: 1259

A young reader introduces a boy to the many imaginative worlds that books bring to life.

Learning from Baby P

The politics of blame, fear and denial
Author: Sharon Shoesmith
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784502383
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 272
View: 6518

Sharon Shoesmith was Director of Children's Services for Haringey in 2007 at the time of the death of Peter Connelly, also known as 'Baby P'. In Learning from Baby P, she carries out a dispassionate analysis of the events which followed Peter Connelly's death, documenting the responses of the media, politicians and the public. She explores the psychological and emotional responses we share when faced with such horrifying cases of familial child homicide, and how a climate of fear and blame which follows such tragedies can lead to negative consequences for other children at risk of harm, and for the social workers striving to protect them. Learning from Baby P is a thought-provoking book which aims to deepen understanding and shed light on the difficult relationship between politics, the media and child protection.

Battle of Amsterdam

Author: Rob Hackney
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780987537003
Category: Fiction
Page: 314
View: 3344

The bluff became real when overzealous border guard Luna Phranc put four slugs through the back of Ennis Pryce. Defeated conclusively in his sixth year of trying, assuming that he would die there on the bridge, then somehow deciding that one-point-two million favored citizens would join him out of, spite maybe, Ennis turned back to her and just let himself press down. It would resonate through the collective conscience always--a genuine shift in human capability. The convergence of malicious intent, with effortless reach. The dawn of an era where entire populations, and their infrastructure, may be instantly repurposed by a sufficiently motivated or deranged individual.

Hackney and Stoke Newington Past

Author: Isobel Watson
Publisher: Phillimore Company Limited
ISBN: 9780948667541
Category: History
Page: 144
View: 8289

Annual Report

Author: Great Britain. Local Government Board
Publisher: N.A
Category: Health status indicators
Page: N.A
View: 7803

Supplements to the Board's Annual report include the Report of the medical officer.

Annual Report of the Local Government Board ...

Author: Great Britain. Local Government Board
Publisher: N.A
Category: Health status indicators
Page: N.A
View: 6984