Boiling Point Challenge!

Boiling Point Challenge!

My name is Richard Taylor. I was born in London in the 1960s; typically Taurean. My early years were ordinary enough, although I don’t remember seeing much of my father. Then, when I was roughly 4 years old, he disappeared entirely. My mother said he was away at work. I started to save sixpences for a chocolate machine that kept appearing whenever we visited. Later, I discovered that the chocolate machine was located inside Wormwood Scrubs. Eventually, I was told that my father had been sent to prison, but only after he was released and in a very unclear way. Around the same time, I was shunted into a boarding school without warning. That was the final straw – I never really trusted my parents again. I found the poor communication particularly offensive. Children are very accepting until they sense that they have been lied to, and at that point they become just another victim of the original crime. Yet the solution is so simple – just be open and talk. Allow children to be forgiving by keeping them in the loop. In my case I was lucky enough to receive support from extended family, especially an uncle. If that had not been available, I feel certain that I would have generated headline news by now, for all the wrong reasons. Since that time, I have followed a varied career and currently specialise in Disaster Management, I am told I have a talent for anticipating events in challenging environments. When I discovered that Children Heard and Seen was being set up, I immediately recognised its value and offered to...