As we enter the Christmas period we know that thousands of families across the UK who have children in care or cannot be with their children will feel alone and anxious. But you are not alone.

Researching Reform recently launched the Best Interests of the Child Review, which included the publication of a guide setting out every right children and their families have going through the social care system in Britain.

The guide doesn’t just outline all of your rights. It also offers you links to resources and support groups who are there to help. And we are here throughout the Christmas period if you need us, too.

So our message to children and families experiencing the child protection system is please don’t feel there is no hope, no lifeline for you. As well as remaining open throughout the festive season, Researching Reform can also put you in touch with other care experienced parents who run support groups and a range of kind and compassionate organisations who really want to help.

You can access, read and download the Children and Their Families Have Rights Booklet here, and you are always welcome to message us if you need us.