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PFAN carried out a consultation with parents in England and Wales involved in remote family court hearings due to coronavirus for the Nuffield Family Justice Observatory.
PFAN found parents had poor legal representation and unjust and unfair hearings
See our press release and PFAN report Also see the NFJO Report
IPAN, International Parents and Allies Network have published their Toolkit for Transformation an online resource created for parent advocates and their allies  wishing to start a parent-led movement for change and the International Review of Parent Advocacy in Child Welfare.
PAR, Parents Advocacy and Rights, did an on-line survey of parents’ experiences of the care and protection system. Read Uncovering the Pain by Gary Clapton that tells the stories of parents involved in the child protection system and hear their voices More

Coming together to promote change

Coming together to promote change:
developing parent advocacy in the UK

By Yuval Saar-Heiman, Marie skłodowska Curie fellow, Royal Holloway University of London and PFAN

On the 6th of July 2022, Parents, Families and Allies Network (PFAN) and the Department of Social Work (of Royal Holloway, University of London) hosted a conference to bring together parent advocates and their allies from across the UK to present different forms of parent advocacy. The idea behind the conference was to create a space for people committed to promoting parent advocacy to learn from, and connect with, each other. In this blog, I hope to provide an overview of the day, to present the main themes that arose from the presentations and to share my reflections and experiences from what was an inspirational day.

Overview of the day

40 people attended the ... Read More

Our Birmingham Conference

ATD Fourth World Presentation

On 25 February 2020, an exciting event launched a new and innovative parent partnership project for families involved with West Midlands.Read more

Open Nest Conference

See details of the conference where PFAN was launched


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