17.00 - 19.30, Wednesday 18th April 2018
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Jake is described by his foster carers as a lovely boy, not only beautiful, but funny with a zest for life.
Sadly Jake’s background is one of neglect and uncertainty. Both his parents suffered from learning difficulties, so this made it hard for them to meet his needs. His early life was unsafe and chaotic and he missed out on play, stimulation and touch.
He has recently started school, but as this is all new for him he needs lots of support.
More recently Jake has had a diagnosis of epilepsy, although this is being controlled with medication, with no recent seizures. Jake still needs lots of help dressing and wears supportive shoes to help with his mobility, but can happily run and jump around.
Whilst it remains unclear how much of Jake’s global developmental delay is environmental or organic he is a kind and caring little boy who needs a calm and nurturing family to look after him.