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

The Way Forward

Children's Social Care: The Way Forward

Children’s social care in England is currently not fit for purpose. It alienates families and communities, fails to protect children, and places older children at increased risk of involvement in gangs and sexual exploitation. The Parents, Families and Allies Network (PFAN) brought together five organisations working with parents involved in different aspects of children’s social care to make suggestions for transformational change. This report is based on the experiences of parents who have lived experience of children’s social care and allies, who work in children’s social care or are social work academics.

The way forward

Tammy Mayes co-chair of PFAN said:

The parents we consulted identified the key areas for change and made their own constructive suggestions to transform children’s social care which are detailed in the report.

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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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