“I sat on the edge of my bed in the dormitory and waited for my visitor to arrive. I was 12 years old and had spent years with foster carers and inside a children’s home. I wasn’t a particularly troublesome child, but my mum had left when I was a baby and Dad struggled to cope because I was constantly running away from home to try to find her.”
Take a Break have featured Barbara O’Hare in their latest issue, out today.
To read about Barbara’s harrowing experience at Aston Hall, buy The Hospitalhere.