Behind the Scenes
Sean Geoghegan is of mixed Irish and Scots parentage. His mother was a 16 year old runaway. Due to family breakdown, Sean was placed in voluntary care in 1964. He is the eldest of four brothers. He was placed in a large village style children’s home in the countryside and experienced a brutal institutional life until 1970 when community care was introduced. Sean Geoghegan describes himself as a 'Trailblazer' in the rights movement for children in care. Developed & Advised NAYPIC 1979-86. Writer & Film/TV maker. Lecturer & Mentor. Media Assessor.