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When Wayne arrives at Cathy's door at 7 years old, he has already passed through the hands of four different carers in four weeks. As the details of his short life emerge, it becomes clear that to help him, Cathy will face her biggest challenge yet. Wayne is the last of six siblings to be fostered. Having been in care for four months his aggressive and disruptive behavior has seen him passed from carer to carer. Although only 7, he has been excluded from school, and bites people so often that his mother calls him "Sharky." Cathy wants to find the answers for Wayne's distressing behavior, but he has been sworn to secrecy by his mother, and will not tell them anything. As the social worker prepares for the final hearing, he finds five different files on Wayne's family, and is incredulous that he had not been removed from them as a baby. When the darkest of family secrets is revealed to Cathy, Wayne's behavior suddenly starts to make sense, and together they can begin to rebuild his life.
Cathy Glass has been a foster carer for more than 20 years, during which time she has looked after more than 50 children, of all ages and backgrounds. Cathy runs training courses on fostering for her local Social Services, and helps draft new fostering procedures and guidelines. Her other titles include Cut, Damaged, Hidden, and Saddest Girl in the World.