How long is too long?

Justice for Nico

Last Tuesday I worked all day and most of the evening on a statement for the Oxfordshire Family Support Network who were meeting with NHS England that week to discuss how NHS Trust providers, including Southern Health, had treated the families of children who died in their care.

It was a hard statement to write, very hard. But I pressed on because I wanted someone to hear our story very badly. After some tears and a lot of typing it was finished and I emailed it in. Sadly I had to include a warning that we were “under due legal process”, which meant that our statement would have to be anonymous.

Whether this was why my statement wasn’t used at the meeting, I don’t know. But I think it more likely that those parents who were present gave such vivid and compelling testimony that the meeting probably over-ran anyway. There…

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Published by Sarah Adams

I am the author of The Life Edit, an eight step personal development coaching programme that harnesses the power of journalling and writing to help people make transformational changes to their lives. I am also journalist and writer who has worked for newspapers, magazines, TV and online for the last 35 years, and an accredited personal development practitioner. I have written books, appeared on TV and radio and have worked in the world of corporate communications as a senior manager. I launched and ran The Community Media Group for ten years-this is a social enterprise that exists to produce professional, community newspapers in socially challenging areas as well as providing free training.

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