Experience can be likened to a college, where the best and the worst of life’s knowledge is gained. Some of us experience both at some time during our journey through life, while others may be destroyed long before their journey ends.
Not all social workers are bad, but too many have proved to be of dubious character or inept; weak links in the chain that too often fetters infants, children, young people and adults when they enter the confines of the social services.
We desperately need courageous and determined people who can empathise with victims, and are also good listeners. These same good listeners need the law to uphold the evidence revealed. Victims need justice that is seen to be delivered in a way that is visible to all society – and should not have to wait decades in the shadows.