Britain’s first parent-led Truth Commission for children’s social care is holding its next monthly public Zoom meeting on Wednesday 24 May, from 5pm to 6pm.
This meeting is for child protection experienced families only, after the attendance of child protection professionals at the last meeting caused some upset, for which the Commission apologises.
Children’s social care workers who are keen to understand what families need from the system and help to improve it will be invited to other meetings.
As always, attendees can get involved with the work of the commission, give their advice and ask its members questions about the commission during these calls. We’d love you to join us.
We’ll also be inviting attendees to take part in a Mentimeter session: interactive software which allows guests to share their views about a topic using one word or sentence. That data is then collected by the software, so attendees can see emerging patterns and trends in real time. This month’s topic is kinship care.
During the event you can ask the commission’s lead Michele Simmons, and commission team members Simon Haworth and Natasha Phillips (Researching Reform) questions about the commission’s current projects and share your feedback and suggestions.
We regret that we can’t discuss attendees’ individual cases, as reporting restrictions currently prevent third parties like commissions from talking about cases in a public setting, but we would very much encourage those present to tell the commission how they feel and what they think about the child protection system and the family courts.
Families and children in need of immediate help can access the free support services on your “My Support” page on the commission’s website.
The call will take place on Wednesday 24 May, from 5pm to 6pm on Zoom. You can email to attend any time until 5pm on that day.
If you would like to attend the event, please email the team at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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, parent, or extended family member.
We look forward to welcoming you.
- Commission website
- Current available guides (free to read)
- Free Booklet: Children and their families have rights
- Families’ testimonials
It’s all well and going having zoom meetings but people like me cannot connect to them.
It’s bad enough being discriminated and lied about from professionals backed by the justice system, but what help can people like me get who have additional needs and absolutely no support.
Hence my child will remain locked away with no voice because there is no help
Hi Caroline, understood, and I’m very sorry you’re being treated this way. Regarding the Zoom, this is the best we can do at the moment as we are limited by geography (people needing assistance from around the country) and budget, but please let me know what options you can engage with and I will do my best to try and help.