PFAN carried out a consultation with parents in England and Wales involved in remote family court hearings due to coronavirus for the Nuffield Family Justice Observatory.
PFAN found parents had poor legal representation and unjust and unfair hearings
See our press release and PFAN report Also see the NFJO Report
IPAN, International Parents and Allies Network have published their Toolkit for Transformation an online resource created for parent advocates and their allies  wishing to start a parent-led movement for change and the International Review of Parent Advocacy in Child Welfare.
PAR, Parents Advocacy and Rights, did an on-line survey of parents’ experiences of the care and protection system. Read Uncovering the Pain by Gary Clapton that tells the stories of parents involved in the child protection system and hear their voices More

Support and Help

PFAN is happy to present a first draft mapping of advocacy and support services for parents and families involved with children services in the UK! All you need to do is to go to the map page and click on the area you are interested to find help in or find what we have from a list of areas.

This interactive map is the product of a mapping undertaken by parents and allies and WE ARE STILL WORKING ON IT! Our aim is to develop a resource for parents and professionals that seek help, advice, and advocacy in relation to family's involvement with children services. The mapping includes all kinds of advocacy services that may be relevant for parents. However, we categorized the services according to their focus and highlighted services that focus solely on child protection advocacy.

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Our Birmingham Conference

ATD Fourth World Presentation

On 25 February 2020, an exciting event launched a new and innovative parent partnership project for families involved with West Midlands.Read more

Open Nest Conference

See details of the conference where PFAN was launched


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Find information and help with coronavirus in child protection systems.