I was starting school after the Easter holidays aged 11 and two days. My two-day old birthday badge was pinned to my sweatshirt on the first day of New School. Conversation-starter.
In my earliest days, the people around me weren’t in the place physically or mentally to fulfil the needs of a new-born baby. As a result, in 1999, at just six weeks old I went into care. I was looked after by a woman named