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Known to Social Services #2020

Known to Social Services Winner of the non fiction section of the London Book Festival AND awarded an Honorable Mention in the non fiction section of the Paris Book Festival Written from life experience and ringing

  • Title: Known to Social Services
  • Author: Freya Barrington
  • ISBN: 9789995782870
  • Page: 423
  • Format: Paperback
  • Known to Social Services By Freya Barrington, Winner of the non fiction section of the 2015 London Book Festival AND awarded an Honorable Mention in the non fiction section of the 2016 Paris Book Festival.Written from life experience and ringing with authenticity, Known to Social Services follows Diane Foster, a dedicated social worker, into the grim, grey world of the Deacon Hill estate in Millbrook and the tormentedWinner of the non fiction section of the 2015 London Book Festival AND awarded an Honorable Mention in the non fiction section of the 2016 Paris Book Festival.Written from life experience and ringing with authenticity, Known to Social Services follows Diane Foster, a dedicated social worker, into the grim, grey world of the Deacon Hill estate in Millbrook and the tormented lives of its inhabitants Domestic violence, child abuse, serial paedophiles and ex convicts proliferate in the daily lives of most of the children, but Diane enters deeply into this world of misery to help the victims and keep together the fragile structure of society Hampered by an administration inhabited by paper shuffling and uninvolved, uncaring bureaucrats, Diane fights unremittingly to protect the children of Deacon Hill from rape, horror, random violence, female genital mutilation and murder, within the context of a horrifying barrenness and desolate existential reality.

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    1. Freya Barrington has written a dark and gritty novel that captivated me from page one This story delves into the life of a young social worker whose love and compassion for her young clients literally brings her to the point of self destruction Before I picked up the book I read the author s biography and realized that she wasn t just making up case studies to create her novel, but actually has lived them, making the reader that much invested in her book These horrific things actually happen, an [...]

    2. Wow I have literally just finished this book It was bought for me by my Mum for Christmas and I quite literally couldn t put it down I m a 23 year old aspiring Social Worker, currently working in the Social Care sector and can t praise Freya Barrington enough for provoking such emotion from me The characters in this book come to life, and some leave you wishing you could get them out of your head, because they possess such evil qualities But what keeps you reading is Freya s description of Diane [...]

    3. Wow, I was completely hooked as I read this book I can t imagine how hard the job of a social worker must be As a soon to be mom, it was hard to read about how some people could treat their own children and there were many tearful moments for me I think Freya did an amazing job of letting us into the devastating world of child protection, and as much as I cried, I m looking forward to the sequel.

    4. This book was one of the best I ve read in a long time Extremely well written and I m so looking forward to reading the next one Anyone who is a social worker or works with children should read this book It s a FANTASTIC read

    5. Amazing Finished it in a day and a half as I couldn t put it down So intense, it draws into the world and I left the book actually feeling emotionally drained Can t wait for second part

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