PFAN thinks it is important to make sure that the voice of parents is properly heard. PFAN is dedicated to social justice for parents and families affected by the child protection system in the UK.

We have details of two completed consultations and one coming soon:

Coming soon: Parents’ views on problems in child protection and care and what needs to change

  1. Survey of parents’ experience: Parents Advocacy and Rights have carried out an on-line survey of parents’ experiences of child protection and care. The results of this survey have been analysed by Gary Clapton and are available here. Please read this important survey
  2. Experience of remote court hearings: The Nuffield Family Justice Observatory asked PFAN to find out parents’ views and experiences of child protection family court hearings/ proceedings carried out remotely in England and Wales through the Covid-19 lockdown. The consultation was from 10th September 2020 for 3 weeks. Over 50 parents expressed an interest but not all were able to be interviewed or join focus groups. The interviews and focus groups were all led by parents with experience of child protection from PFAN
    See PFAN’s report here and the full NFJO report here