Channel 4: New Drama Explores Child Abduction In Foster Care Proceedings

Reserving judgement until all four episodes have been shown – and viewed.

Researching Reform

A new drama produced by Channel 4, tells the story of a girl who is about to be fostered, but disappears shortly after visiting her biological parents.

In a bid to offer a fresh take on a theme that has become increasingly popular with TV producers, the series makes the social worker the heroine of the story, portraying her as a devoted professional fighting for the girl’s right to know her biological parents. It’s a lovely sentiment, but not a common occurrence inside the sector, and so the programme is likely to receive quite a bit of feedback on this aspect of its story. The producer’s mother also worked in social care. 

Another sticking point, which has more to do with the law than the production of this drama, will be the use of the term ‘abduction’ in the series. There is some debate over whether a biological parent…

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