Jeanette Roberts began fostering abused children several decades before child abuse was widely acknowledged. Her work methods were often at odds with the English social care system. Much of her thinking is still relevant.
In 1995 I first visited Valdemingómez, an institutionalized Gypsy shanty-town. This article was the result. Juan Goytisolo, the novelist, took up the issue, petitions followed and the European Commission investigated.