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Mummy's Little Helper
Author: Casey Watson

ISBN: 9780007479597
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 14 March 2013
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.3 x 12.7 x 2.54
Description:
The fifth book from bestselling author and specialist foster carer Casey Watson.A recent census shows that there are at least 175,000 child carers in the UK, 13,000 of whom care for more than 50 hours a week. Many remain invisible to a system that would otherwise help them. Abigail is one of those children. This is her story. Ten-year-old Abigail has never known her father. Her mother, Sarah, has multiple sclerosis, and Abigail has been her carer since she was a toddler – shopping, cooking, cleaning and attending to her personal needs. When Sarah is rushed to hospital, suddenly this comes to the attention of the social services, and Abigail has nowhere to go.Though she doesn't fit the usual profile of a child that specialist foster carers Casey and Mike Watson would take on, they are happy to step in and look after Abigail. It's an emergency, after all – and all that's needed is a loving temporary home, while social services look into how to support the family so that they can be reunited.But it soon becomes clear that this isn't going to happen. Sarah's MS is now at a very advanced stage, and the doctors are certain that there will no longer be periods of remission. Abigail's emotional st...

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