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Behind the Screen

Behind the Screen

Tammy Mayes' presentation to the ATD Fourth World UN Webinar “Behind the Screen: Grassroots Experiences Accessing Social Services and Education in a Digital World”

Monday 15 February 2021

Hello, my name is Tammy Mayes. I am an activist in the UK with ATD Fourth World, fighting against poverty and for human rights.

I am also part of the Parents Families and Allies Network (PFAN for short). At PFAN we are ... Read More

Lived Experience

Lived Experience

Lived experience as a parent advocate speaking about the C P system and the effect of poverty in 2021

Francesca Crozier-Roche's presentation on 15-01-2021 to the Association of Child Protection Professionals' conference Child Poverty: Rising levels during Covid-19 and impact on child protection cases. Shared best practice for 2021

My name is Francesca Crozier-roche, I am a JNC youth and community practitioner, a single mother to two children aged 15 and 2 ... Read More

Why we need digital inclusion

Why we need digital inclusion

Taliah Drayak's presentation on the 12 February 2021 to the United Nation’s Commission for Social Development during the Multi-stakeholder Forum on “Socially just transition towards sustainable development: the role of digital technologies on social development and well-being of all”

I'm going to start by outlining some of the ways the digital divide exacerbates existing inequalities. Then, to imagine measures that could help close the digital divide, I will describe an example of how PFAN ... Read More

PFAN response to review of children's social care

PFAN response to review of children’s social care

Who we are

The Parents, Families and Allies Network (PFAN) is a recently formed UK wide group bringing together parents with experience of children’s social work, their families and allies including social workers, academics, professionals in health and education and others wanting to see the child protection systems transformed.

PFAN’s Purpose

We work together to promote the rights and improve the lives and life chances of parents and children involved with children’s social ... Read More