PFAN – dedicated to social justice for parents and families affected by the child protection system in the UK

Black Lives Matter, Covid-19 and Child Protection

by PFAN steering group

Writing at this time we need to acknowledge what is happening around the world. Anna Gupta’s impassioned editorial for Social Work 2020 under covid-19 lays out how the injustice rightly felt in the Black Lives Matter movement speaks not just to America but to racism in the UK too.

Martin Luther King Jr’s speech is still an inspiration and challenge today

We believe that the child protection system here, in the US and in many other rich English speaking countries, has become a force of oppression for children and their families, and particularly Black and Minority Ethnic children and families, rather than being a force for liberation and hope.

Archie Roach sings of the history of removal of indigenous children

English speaking countries have modelled our child protection systems on the … Read More

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

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