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‘The best social work I’ve seen wasn’t about filling out forms’

Community Care hears from Ruth Ibegbuna, founder of the Reclaim project, on how to unleash the leadership potential of children in care.

When Ruth Ibegbuna looks back at her two years as a foster carer, one social worker’s visit stands out.

“I had two young girls living with me, they both loved Disney. The social worker came round, sat down cross-legged on the carpet and had a really deep discussion with the six-year-old about the final sequence in Frozen for about 20 minutes,” she recalls.