How experience translates into understanding
“I am in a unique position as I have experienced first-hand what it is like to be on both sides of the fence. I was looked after when I was younger and spent time living in residential houses. Now I work with children and young people who are looked after and I can relate to what the young people are going through, as well as having a better understanding of why they might behave the way they do.
“I have also learnt that professionals are trying to help you. It isn’t that they are not listening, it sometimes just takes time for them to sort out things for you.”