Karen, (15yrs), had a poor relationship with her mother who gave her little attention and provided few boundaries. As a result Karen would frequently wander the streets late at night become drunk and involved in antisocial behaviour with her group of friends. She had a very poor school attendance record and no real ambition.

The White Gold worker allocated to Karen very quickly developed a rapport and was able to offer the support and guidance that she needed and wanted.

Karen has moved to a different school, very rarely fails to attend and has established a new group of friends. She has chosen a different path for her life and with the support of her White Gold worker is able to overcome difficulties and make more appropriate decisions.