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Another Forgotten Child [Kindle Edition]

Cathy Glass
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Book Description

A new memoir from Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author Cathy Glass, now with an exclusive preview of Cathy’s inspiring new title, Please Don’t Take My Baby, coming out on April 25th.

Eight-year-old Aimee was on the child protection register at birth. Her five older siblings were taken into care many years ago. So no one can understand why she was left at home to suffer for so long. It seems Aimee was forgotten.

The social services are looking for a very experienced foster carer to look after Aimee and, when she reads the referral, Cathy understands why. Despite her reservations, Cathy agrees to Aimee on – there is something about her that reminds Cathy of Jodie (the subject of ‘Damaged’ and the most disturbed child Cathy has cared for), and reading the report instantly tugs at her heart strings.

When she arrives, Aimee is angry. And she has every right to be. She has spent the first eight years of her life living with her drug-dependent mother in a flat that the social worker described as ‘not fit for human habitation’. Aimee is so grateful as she snuggles into her bed at Cathy’s house on the first night that it brings Cathy to tears.

Aimee’s aggressive mother is constantly causing trouble at contact, and makes sweeping allegations against Cathy and her family in front of her daughter as well. It is a trying time for Cathy, and it makes it difficult for Aimee to settle. But as Aimee begins to trust Cathy, she starts to open up. And the more Cathy learns about Aimee’s life before she came into care, the more horrified she becomes.

It’s clear that Aimee should have been rescued much sooner and as her journey seems to be coming to a happy end, Cathy can’t help but reflect on all the other ‘forgotten children’ that are still suffering…

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'Cannot fail to move those who read it.'


‘A truly harrowing read that made me cry.’

'A true tale of hope. ****.'

‘Foster carers rarely get the praise they deserve, but Cathy Glass’s book should change all that.****’
First magazine

‘A hugely touching and emotional true tale.’
Star magazine

About the Author

Cathy has been a foster carer for over 20 years, during which time she has looked after more than 75 children, of all ages and backgrounds. Cathy runs training courses on fostering for her local Social Services, and helps draft new fostering procedures and guidelines. She has three teenage children of her own; one of whom was adopted after a long-term foster placement. The name Cathy Glass is a pseudonym.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2286 KB
  • Print Length: 337 pages
  • Publisher: Harper Element (13 Sept. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007486774
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007486779
  • ASIN: B007WOC4FG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (311 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,174 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

More About the Author

I live in England and have three children, two birth children and one adopted. When I left school I held a clerical position in the civil service, which I left to start a family. At the same time I became a foster carer, which is the inspiration for much of my writing. I have been a foster carer for over twenty-five years and am what's known as a specialist foster carer, sometimes referred to as a level 3 carer. This is in recognition of my experience and qualifications and means that I am often asked to look after children with complex needs or very challenging behaviour. I have a degree in education and psychology which I was awarded as a mature student.

I have always been a writer - from when I was at school, with poems in the school magazine. In my teens I began writing short stories, articles, a few radio plays, and entering writing competitions. Like many writers it was a hobby - something I did almost furtively in my spare time, while working, and then later fostering and looking after my family. The two halves of my life - writer and foster carer - came together in 2007 when I wrote about a child I'd fostered and the book immediately became a number one best seller. Since then there have been many bestsellers, thanks to you. I really appreciate all your support and best wishes. Cathy xxx

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply Beautiful. 2 Oct. 2012
This was the first book that I have read by Cathy Glass, but not the first of this genre. Cathy Glass has a way of portraying her compassion for her childeren in a way which I haven't seen before. Her level of understanting a child's needs and therefore attending to such needs is deep and touching. Another Forgotten Child helped me better understand my own children and be able to tune into them better as their parent and guardian.

Cathy's vast experience as a foster carer is evident and abundant, something which I feel ought to be taught more widely throughout the UK to parents of all circumstances.

Whether you are a foster carer, adoptive or parent to your own biological children or have suffered neglect in your own life, this book will teach you the value of unconditional love and acceptance.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cathy's done it again!!! 9 Sept. 2012
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Another brilliant book from Cathy Glass received this on thursday evening earlier than expected, had read it by friday morning, have now handed it on to my mum who has just started reading Cathy Glass books, As with all of Cathy's books they are so real you can feel as if you are there, as a person who has experience of this world they are so true to the reality of cases we get and the joy and frustration that comes out of it. Well done Cathy keep them coming!!!
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Agonizing Account of Neglect and Abuse 13 Sept. 2012
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Cathy Glass has written a harrowing story of 8 year old Aimee who is placed in the foster care of Cathy. Her history is one of abject horror. Accused by her mother, Susan, of being aggressive, violent and uncontrollable both to adults and animals. She can no longer control her. The scenario worsens with the state of the accomodation Aimee inhabits, her filthy condition, bed-wetting and refusal to go to school. Aimee lives mostly with her mother. Both parents are or have been IV drug abusers or dealers and have served prison sentences. Despite being on the at risk register at birth she has been 'forgotten' ie. slipped through the net. Her 5 half-brothers and sisters all ended up in care.

Cathy and her grown-up family take Aimee into their home despite the obvious and potential problems. She arrives unkempt, neglected, abusive and resentful with a head full of lice. Slowly Cathy begins to use her experience to try and improve Aimee's condition whilst gradually finding there is a lot more hidden in her background, especially regarding her aggressive manipulative mother,Susan. The truth will oust This is another Cathy Glass special, if traumatic novel. No spoilers other than to say it is a page-turner, difficult to put down and very readable.

As with her other books it is highly recommended and makes the reader feel fortunate, bringing home the plight of hapless children who may benefit from help that Cathy Glass and others offer and provide.
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Another Forgotten Child-Written by Cathy Glass.

It begins telling the story of Aimee, an 8 year old girl put on the 'at risk' register at birth but left with her mother up until the age of 8. Her mother Susan had her old children taken into care years ago but Aimee was born and left with her; Susan, a drug addict who strives to appease her dealer fails to care for Aimee which results in a physically, sexually, emotionally abused and neglected child subjected to horrifying experiences which terrify her and opens her up to a world of sexual awareness and violence. Aimee is described as being violent to people and animals and Susan denies any knowledge or responsibility for the situation.

Aimee subsequently goes to live with Cathy Glass and her 3 grown up children; the book follows Cathy's ways of challenging Aimee's defiant behaviours and inappropriate sexual comments whilst giving her nurture and boundaries. Caring for Aimee is not simple or straight forward and having to adhere to a strict contact agreement creates many difficult and dangerous situations both for Cathy and further damaging Aimee.

A twist to the story comes when an unexpected forever family is found for Aimee (I won't spoil the plot) and Cathy supports the move, Susan changes her tune and Aimee responds positively.
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5.0 out of 5 stars another great book by Cathy Glass 6 Dec. 2013
This is a book about a Little girl who is aged 8 called Aimee, who should have come into care at birth but was left at home with mum, she had been on the child protection register since she was born, her half siblings where all ready in care, Amiee had so many different social workers, she had come from her mum house covered in bruise and a bag full of what looked like rags.
Amiee mum was on drugs and would take Amiee with her and leave who with any one, Amiee was abused be a lots of her mums so called friends, which she start to tell Cathy about.
Amiee use tell her mum on the phone and at contact things that had happen to her at Cathy's place some of it was making her eat fruit and Veg, washing and that her clothes where wrong or dirty, Amiee mum had a go at Cathy every time Cathy picked up Amiee from contact,
Cathy's family came under attack when Amiee told her mum that she had kissed Cathy's son on the lips, so Cathy had to tell them what had happened,
I loved the way That Cathy asked Amiee every night if she wanted a hug and would say I will tell you when. that had me in tears when she gave Cathy her first hugs.
All foster carers know that contacts are very hard with some families and that your own child is at risk with the child that in care. plus moving the child on to forever family is very hard, for all the foster carer family as you do get to know the child but you are pleased what you have done and helped the child move on to a happy life
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