“Looked After” Children”

“I am seven years old and I live with my gran, my mum is sick.

She takes things that make her sick and she has gone away to get better so I don’t see my mum.

My house is different now, I have a bed and a warm floor but I have to wash, I never had to do that before. I also get nice food to eat but sometimes it is icky like broccoli.

I love my gran, she makes me happy and she doesn’t shout at me. We go on walks and to the park. I have made new friends.”

Boy, aged 7