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"Robert, have you filled the Bin Bags with your rubbish from your room yet? The Social Worker will be here to pick you up in a few minutes and she will not be happy if your bags are not ready"

Introduction

Let me introduce myself - I am now 25 years old and my name is Robert Anthony James. Not by any means an unusual name, common some people may claim, but what I would like to share with you is my extra ordinary journey through the Care System, that has shaped my identity, view of the world, actions towards and feelings about this global community which we share -shamefully, unequally.

Why write these reflections? Generate pity? Exorcise demons? Form of revenge? Unhealthy expression of self- indulgence? Needing to be heard or a craving to be understood? I am sure you can arrive at many other conclusions, and all the reasons may or may not be accurate. I do not know for sure myself what the drivers are for writing this. I will allow you to become the expert. All I know is that now, at 25 years old, I have arrived at such an important juncture in my life - the details of which you will find out in due course, the urge to share my experiences with you has become an almost overwhelming force.

Pain can sometimes create a distance between memories. Confusion and disorientation can sometimes blur or distort details. I have spent many hours exploring my inner world to connect with memories in an attempt not to misrepresent my past. What I promise is that what I write for you is as true a record as I can make it. However, I am aware that this is still my own interpretation and perspectives on events - but they are real to me - and as a former child in the Care System, and not often having my experiences and views validated, I do not intend to compromise, modify or justify my thoughts, feelings and views of my experiences anymore. You can choose to believe all or nothing of what I am about to share with you.

The journey I am about to take you on may resonate with you on a number of different levels. It may make you laugh, cry, generate anger and frustration, disbelief, repulsion or avoidance of connecting with my experiences. There are many paths these experiences may take you down. All I can hope is for communication to be opened between my heart and yours. Where this relationship takes you, is again up to you.

My story begins at the age of six, excitedly waiting at my Grans house for my Mother to come and pick me up and take me back to the Homeless Hostel in which we had been living for a few weeks. She never arrived…...

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