Becky Hope works on the front line of child protection.
Every day, her job takers her into the heartbreaking lives of the most defenseless children. Although Becky has witnessed some horrific things, her courage, optimism and wonderfully warm sense of humour help her through the darkest of days. But the thing that really keeps her going is the children and her dedication to the fight to keep them out of harm's way.
This is the gripping story of one woman's battle to protect our most vulnerable children and to give them the safety they deserve.
Published by: Hodder & Stoughton - Non-Fiction
Year: 2011 - Paperback
'I'll Never Give Up on You' is number 20 off my yet to be read bookshelf. I don't very often read these types of books, mainly because it's usually written to boost the ego of the author. But with Becky Hope's book I was presently surprised. It was all about the children and the needs of those children and their families. She also praises the work of the foster carer's without whose help so many children would be left in harms way or would head down the wrong path. Some of her stories are quite sad where generation after generation have followed the same path. But she also describes the successes.
Unfortunately no child comes into this world with a manual and in some cases it is a shame that we don't have to pass as much screening as foster parents do in order to become parents in the first place.
Attending an inner city school I did have friends who were in foster care and it was certainly through the dedication of the foster carers that they turned out as well as they did. Unfortunately not everyone is so lucky.