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By Nushra Mansuri, professional officer at the British Association of Social Workers
Watching the harrowing BBC drama series ‘Three Girls’ hit a raw nerve for me. In the late nineties, I worked for a third sector organisation and supported young women and girls who were homeless or in a housing crisis – many of whom were fleeing child sexual exploitation. A lot of the work focused on advocating to children’s social care, housing providers, education, police, health and many other services on their behalf.
Director of the Baltimore City Department of Social Services tells you just about everything you need to know about child welfare and foster care in America
Three unlikely women are brought together in NYC Family Court when one of them, a single mother, unexpectedly ends up losing custody of her children.
Kerry Littleford argues that mothers who have multiple children taken into care need help to stop it happening again.
As she shares her own story, Kerry makes the case for focusing not just on the children who have been taken into care, but the women whose problems haven’t gone away.
Producer: Giles Edwards.
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David Tobis founded the Fund for Social Change in 2002 and remained its executive director until 2012. The Fund administered collaborations between governments, service providers, communities and foundations. He was the executive director of the Child Welfare Fund from 1992 to 2009 which provided grants to increase the influence of parents and young people affected by the child welfare system in New York City.
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