I work in a secondary school with children in care, post order children, those subject to a child protection or child in need plan. All the work I do is vital and essential but too much of it is reactive, we are waiting for accidents to happen – it can be like watching a car crash.

I no longer only want to be involved in picking up the pieces.  I want to work hard promoting the idea that so much of what children are suffering is preventable. I joined the 70/30 Ambassador Network at the end of the summer and look forward to really working hard to establish a group in Walthamstow where I both live and work.”