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Sixty Second Interview with Andrea Goddard

Independent Social Worker Andrea Goddard has more than 20 years’ experience working with vulnerable children and families including 12 years frontline child protection work.

Andrea Goddard

What three words best describe you?

Thoughtful, disciplined, snowflake.

If you were stuck on a desert island, and could take one person and one object, who and what would they be?

My Kevin, with a smart TV.

Who inspires you and why?
My mum. She experienced so many hardships from the 60's onwards. But had a great resilience and strong positive attitude, whilst remaining kind and considerate of others.

What is your favourite place in the world?


If you were on death row what would your last meal be?

I wouldn't be on death row. I felt awful when I squashed and killed an ant on Sunday.

Which celebrity would you want to play the role of you in a film about your life?

Thandiwe Newton (although she would have to wear a lot of padding)

What music are you currently listening to?

Tina Turner - as my daughter is a Tina Turner tribute act.

What is your favourite film of all time?

The Sound of Music 

What is the best present you have ever been given?

A saxophone

If you could do any job in the world, what would it be?

A retired ........ (anything!)

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