Organisations that contributed to The Way Forward
promotes the rights and improves the lives and life chances of parents and children involved with children’s social work in the UK. We aim to transform policy & practice to ensure parent’s views and experiences are heard through participation in very decision that affects them and their children. We enable participation through promoting, developing and supporting parent advocacy and parent advocates via our publications, workshops, conferences, support groups, training, consultancy, research, information exchange, advocacy programs and campaigns.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org website: https://pfan.uk
are a team of co-located health and social care workers across child and adult services. We believe that in order to genuinely help families who face complex problems and often receive fragmented and chaotic services we need to really listen and understand. We also believe that it is time to move away from public services that determine what families need and instead to see people themselves as active participants who can ask for what they need and bring assets and skills to share.
We try to provide what families themselves have asked for ie. a service for whole families joining up child and adult mental health and social care, compassion and understanding, one main keyworker who acts as a transitional attachment figure, early help from the local community and an ability to be clear and honest with families when there are child protection issues.
Contact: email@example.com Website: https://www.lovebarrowfamilies.co.uk/
The ’ mission is to work holistically with families who are known to Children’s Social Care for concerns relating to neglect; emotional, physical or sexual abuse.
We have learned that parents who find themselves in this situation have most likely experienced prolonged episodes of trauma, such as physical, sexual and emotional abuse, often within the home, at some point in their lives. These traumatic events can lead to issues with mental ill health as well as drug and alcohol misuse.
Our vision is to work closely with parents in the child protection process so that they can develop the strength, knowledge and power to become the parents they want to be and in return, teach other parents how to do the same.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: https://www.newbeginningsgm.com/
The C.I.C. aims to ensure that families whose children have additional needs can share experiences, feel less alone, are better prepared and informed, are able to access vital services and can raise concerns to make positive change.
Contact: email@example.com Tel. 07918 043705
brings together parents, carers and other family members to give their views on children’s services in Southwark and be involved in shaping services and practice.
Contact: Southwark.firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 07714 073719
provides advocates with their own experience of children’s services to support other parents at Child Protection Conferences.
Contact: Parentadvocacy@southwark.gov.uk Tel: 07714 073719