Valerie has just met a woman who was at an Assessment Centre with her when they were both in care, and this brings back memories of her childhood. If you want to read the first episode, click here.
In the end it was one of my father’s friends who unwittingly helped to get me out of my ‘family home’. He had moved in because my parents always welcomed extra cash. One Saturday night I was in on my own with the little kids and everyone else was supposed to be at the pub as usual. The lodger came back early and started to be nice to me. I knew all about sex. My mother and father were never discreet and I had a pretty good idea where this was leading.