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When I decided on a career change and began my nurse training, I had clear ideas of what I considered 'good parenting' to be, and what constituted a suitable environment in which to raise a child.
With the coalition government pledging to create an additional 4,200 health visiting posts by 2015, I had hoped to embark on a career as a health visitor. As a mother myself, I believed this would be a rewarding job where I would be able to make a difference to a child's life and wellbeing.