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Social Work Academy presents interactive play by HHJ Stephen Wildblood QC


‘Who Cares?’ is an interactive play written and directed by His Honour Judge Stephen Wildblood QC, a family lawyer of 38 years standing and Designated Family Judge.


It is presented in collaboration with Gloucestershire Children’s Services’ Social Work Academy and The Nelson Trust. The play will be performed by the What Next Theatre on Wednesday 4 December at the University of Gloucestershire from 7.30pm to 9.30pm.

Based on real life scenarios, the play deals with the difficult issues surrounding adoption and the real consequences for the family and professionals involved.

The three scene play features an ‘in character’ question and answer session with the cast, followed by a general discussion assisted by a facilitator, between the actors and audience. This allows the audience to interact with professionals and actors alike, helping them to achieve a fuller understanding of the issues involved.

Chris Spencer, Director of Children’s Services at Gloucestershire County Council said: “There is an increasing interest in the work of the family court and in the social issues it deals with. By working together we can show what may be done to help people through the most difficult times of their lives.

“Our Social Work Academy aims to develop innovative and effective learning opportunities to improve social work practice. We hope that by combining legal knowledge, theatre experience and the work of The Nelson Trust we can help the audience consider new ideas and practice changes, as well as gain a better understanding of some of the issues that arise in this difficult area.”

Tickets cost £6 and can be purchased via Eventbrite

Find out more in the ‘Who Cares?’ programme here

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