My name is Kelly Mattison and I am a freelance health and social affairs journalist based in Stockport, greater Manchester. My articles have been published in big issue in the north, big issue Scotland, guardian society, guardian social care and young minds magazine.

‘I was in a supportive, loving and disciplined environment’

‘I was in a supportive, loving and disciplined environment’

Singer-songwriter Ashley John-Baptiste’s moving documentary about being fostered reveals how it helped him build strong relationships and develop a positive outlook.

 

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‘If they close this place down I will go back to prison’

‘If they close this place down I will go back to prison’

‘I’d make sure children in poverty were getting enough money’

‘I’d make sure children in poverty were getting enough money’