The purpose of this Blog is to inform, support and advise all of those involved in the UK Child Protection Process from the unique perspective of a parent who has experienced, negotiated and survived.
Unfortunately, the nature of the internet dictates that there is some very poor advice out there. One of my objectives is to create balance, and show that – with hard work, co-operation and engagement, the process can be survived and the best interests of the family served.
Who am I?
I am a parent of several children who has had almost four years experience of Child Protection Proceedings.
I am a parent who had a newborn removed from my care at birth on a “future risk of emotional harm” and placed into foster care with an ultimate plan of forced adoption. I contested this plan, fought with all I had, my baby was returned to my care and the case was closed.
I am a parent who has won cases against the LA as LiP. I now advise other parents going through the Child Protection Process, teach trainee Social Workers from a parent’s perspective, and present my story to experienced practitioners to promote humane social work and help them to reignite their passion for social work.
You can read my full story here: