Category: Parent Advocacy news

  • Remote Hearings

    PFAN has carried out a consultation with parents involved in remote Family Court hearings due to coronavirus restrictions. We found that parents had severe problems with their legal representation and felt their hearings were inhumane and unfair. Full report Hear the BBC report on Today starting at 46 min 20 sec into the show PFAN […]

  • PFAN Parent and Family survey

    Coronavirus and social distancing are putting stress on families and communities, and are tough on parents with child welfare involvement. PFAN is dedicated to building the power of parents affected by the child protection system. We need your help to make PFAN the best source of advocacy, help and information on humane child protection post coronavirus:  Please share your experience with PFAN. Please complete this brief survey  so that we can learn from […]

  • Camden Conversations

    Safeguarding Survivor’s article in Community Care about how a family-led child protection enquiry built trust between social workers and families and led to changes in child protection. Recommendations included peer advocacy, changes to the way child protection conferences are held, and reviews of the way language is used, feedback is gathered and supported is offered […]

  • Mom knows best: the new role of parents in children’s social welfare

    Article by David Tobis about parent advocacy which starts: Mothers who have had children placed in residential care or foster care have often had little voice on their own case. They are excluded from influence in child welfare programs and have no say in shaping child welfare policy. This reality is changing dramatically due to a […]