Case study: children, families & child protection

Authors: Mel Cadman & Kathryn Cameron
Video transcript

Jasmine Donnelly

Jasmine & Jack are not happy being accommodated in residential care but seem to derive some comfort from being together. Jasmine has clearly ‘pined for’ her siblings particularly her little sister Amber but the distance between placement locations has made it difficult to maintain regular contact.

For her part, Amber seems less and less interested in Jasmine and the foster carers are beginning to question the value of keeping up the contact. Occasionally, Jack begins to talk about his mother but Jasmine usually intervenes to stop the discussion.

Amber now refers to her foster carers as ‘mum’ and ‘dad’ and has progressed dramatically in both physical and psychological ways.

In this scene Jasmine reveals her thoughts and feelings about all that has happened.