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Downstream: How Austerity Harms Britain’s Most Vulnerable Children w/ Teresa Thornhill

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Teresa Thornhill is an author and former child protection lawyer. Throughout her long career, working for both local authorities and advocating on behalf of parents, she has been a first hand witness to how the system fails parents, social workers and, most importantly, children.

Teresa sat down with Aaron to talk about the untrained volunteers deciding children’s futures, whether drug policy matters, and how austerity will have costs for decades to come.

She’s also the author of In Harm’s Way: The memoir of a child protection lawyer from the most secretive court in England and Wales.