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Rosie had been in an abusive relationship…

Rosie had been in an abusive relationship ….

My ex carved words into my back, he burned me with cigarettes. He threatened to take my children away…

My volunteer is a man called Wayne. He comes round every week. My family is now starting to do ‘normal’ things like watching TV together. We were very fractured before, and didn’t really do anything together.  We weren't really living, we were just existing. But Wayne was a shoulder to lean on. I was obsessed with keeping the children near me and safe, I was stopping them from leading normal lives …. Social services told me that I was harming my children. Wayne plays with the children and my son has gained his confidence. He is starting to play like an 8 year old boy. My family would still be broken if it wasn't for Home-Start