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Coronavirus

PFAN raising parents’ voices

We hope you are safe and well at this difficult time.

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 help and information on humane child protection post coronavirus: 

Parents and family members

If coronavirus is impacting on you, PFAN wants to hear from you. Please complete this brief survey so that we can learn from you about difficulties you face and what has helped.


Parent & Family Survey

Information, tips and guidance on child protection during the coronavirus crisis

PFAN is also collecting information on national and international responses to coronavirus as they affect parents, families and children involved in the child protection system. Please share you tips, good practices, guidance and information with us using the form here.

Everyone

If you have examples of good practice or important information to share please send us details

Please circulate this request around your contacts

Sadly PFAN is not able to work on individual cases. We have some ideas for possible support here


Good Practice

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Coronavirus puts vulnerable UK children at greater risk, campaigners warn

Coronavirus puts vulnerable UK children at greater risk, campaigners warn

Louise Tickle in The Guardian raises a number of issues for parents and children in the child protection system raised by the response to coronavirus. She starts by stating that: "Care-leavers across the country are already repeatedly failed by ... Read More
TPPF, Coalition Makes 9 Recommendations for Families During COVID-19 to Texas DFPS

TPPF, Coalition Makes 9 Recommendations for Families During COVID-19 to Texas DFPS

A group of more than one dozen family rights activists submitted a letter to the commissioner of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services with nine recommendations for protecting the rights of parents and children during the COVID-19 pandemic ... Read More
COVID-19 Creates Deep Uncertainty in NYC’s Child-Welfare System

COVID-19 Creates Deep Uncertainty in NYC’s Child-Welfare System

New York has been hit hard by COVID-19 and parents involved in the child protection system are badly affected. Rachel Blustain describes how, as the US struggles to catch up with the ever-growing Coronavirus crisis, child-welfare systems are racing to ... Read More