Britain’s first parent-led Truth Commission investigating the state of children’s social care is holding its monthly Zoom meeting on Tuesday 8 November from 5.30pm to 6.30pm.

We will unveil the Commission’s latest project – a human rights questionnaire for families affected by the child protection system – and ask you for your feedback and suggestions.

The survey asks questions about your experience of child protection investigations and court proceedings, and how you were treated by people working in child protection and children’s social care services.

The questionnaire is completely anonymous and no identifying details about families who take part will be published or shared.

Once the Commission has received your thoughts, it will add them into the survey, create the final version, and publish it for families to complete.

During the event you can also ask commission lead Michele Simmons, and commission team members Simon Haworth and Natasha Phillips (Researching Reform) questions, and tells us what you think about the commission’s current projects.

We’d really love you to join us.

The Commission is led by parents and children, for parents and children, and we prioritise feedback and advice from these groups. However, we are also very happy to host child welfare academics, practitioners and lawyers who are interested in our work.

The call will take place on Tuesday 8 November from 5.30pm to 6.30pm on Zoom.

If you would like to attend the event, please email the team at The team will also give you information about how to access the conference.

Please confirm you would like to attend the event in your message, and let us know if you are a care-experienced child or parent, social care stakeholder, government affiliate, academic, journalist or member of the public.

We look forward to welcoming you.

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