Fiction by Care Experienced authors

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Oi: Snowball Meets Some Very Toxic People

David Jackson

2018

This autobipgraphical novel is based on the personal voyage into the 1960-80s childcare system as experienced first-hand by the author. Described as a brutally horrific system, that made countless victims of the very children it was designed to protect. These brutally horrific regimes, founded upon extraordinary levels of inhumanity, cruelty, violence, fear, and intimidation, brought children to their knees, brutalised, cowed and often in fear for their very existence. It was a stark, depressive, and oppressively dysfunctional system, that imposed perpetual physical suffering and mental hardship, upon its most vulnerable charges. This was the environment that the ‘Unfortunates’ found themselves embedded in during the 1960s.