Key

Key was inspired by a young person participating with the project and has been written by one of the Stories2Connect researchers. The material for the story was collected through a series of interviews and story-telling events where the writer observed and talked with ‘Ruby’ about her life and relationships with her family and carers. The story is aimed at all children and young people, and may be of particular interest to those who engage with social services for a variety of reasons. We hope it may also be useful for social work professionals. This story was illustrated by talented art student, Sophie Freestone.

Sometimes Ruby wishes she could be invisible. She finds that it helps to hide her face from the world and let her mind transport her to somewhere much more inviting. Her social worker taught her that. But imaginary adventures can only do so much. Back in the real world, Ruby finds that the key to managing difficult emotions can be found in the most surprising situations…

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