Thu, 17 Nov 2016 11:14:00 GMT
Jenny Molloy receives Honorary Doctorate of the University of Huddersfield...
...for her services to children in care, care leavers and social work.
Jenny Molloy is the author of a sequence of books beginning with Hackney Child that described the extreme neglect she suffered, followed by residential care. Although she initially wrote under a pseudonym, she eventually revealed her true identity, helping to reduce the stigma attached to an upbringing in care.
She is now called on by government bodies and ministers to give advice on the care and fostering of children, and she helped to establish the Care Leavers’ Charter in 2012.
In this interview she explains why this award means so much to her and what the future holds.