Asking the right questions

I am soon to meet the young person I will be going out on day trips with as part of the independent visitor scheme, which gives children respite from the care system.

As part of the intro process, they suggest a few of these ice-breaker questions. 

It’s quite a fun exercise to do yourself – gives a real insight as to who you are as a person without going into things that may be emotionally charged. They prompt responses that abandon judgement on background, family life and other discriminatory factors. 

What would you do if you won a million pounds?

Is there a country you would like to visit and why?

Name one achievement in your life that you are really proud of?

If you could make yourself invisible what would you do?

Is there one thing you have never wanted to do, why?

If you had a magic carpet that could take you anywhere, where would you go and why?

Of all the animals in the world, which is your favourite and why?

Name something that bores you rigid and why?

If you could invent or discover anything what would it be and why? 

I will let you know my answers tomorrow.

This blog is for UNICEF.

Thanks for reading. 

A police eye view of young sex and violence

Fascinating insight into policing today’s streets and observations of young people’s exposure to sex and violence.

See the reblog – The Loss of Innocence……

Sex & Violence. Two things that have been on my mind for the last few days. And I need to talk about both of them. Last week, I read a brilliant and important article by Grace Dent – about the impact of internet porn on young lives. And it troubled me. You can find it […]
Dare I say I was not shocked by this….

I think this has been the case for quite a few decades as a result of a failure to tackle misogynistic attitudes in our society – they do appear to have snowballed in the last decade however. The onus is on women to push back at sexist comments, jokes and inappropriate behaviour for the benefit of the next generation. 

This blog is for UNICEF.

Thanks for reading.