International Parent Advocacy Network

IPAN aims to increase the power of parents impacted by child protective systems. We support parents and organizations that mobilize against excessive surveillance and family separation through state care and adoption. IPAN works to empower parents around the world, so that their voices are heard and their rights protected.

Toolkit for Transformation

This online resource was created for parent advocates
and their allies  wishing to start a parent-led movement for change. The toolkit provides an accessible resource for parent advocates and their allies to learn from the experiences of other parent advocates and programs, and access resources that other organizations and advocates have created.

International Review of Parent Advocacy in Child Welfare

This new report published by IPAN and the Better Care Network includes the first international survey of parent advocacy programs. It outlines opportunities and challenges; lessons learnt across different settings and contexts, and evidence of the benefits of parent advocacy as a key element in child welfare system transformation.

Latest parent advocacy news

Read the latest news about developments in parent advocacy and child protection systems from around the world.

Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu is relieved to see the announcement made today at the Iwi Leaders Forum that Cabinet …
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Exploring the construct of childhood and parenthood in rural communities, Clara Siagian, Sandra Arifiani, Putri Amanda and Santi Kusumaningrum argue …
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Follow the link below to listen to Nihal Arthanayake interviewing Dr Andy Bilson FCybS Emeritus Professor of Social Work on …
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A powerful report by the Movement for Family Power and allies featuring data on the extent of investigations and removals …
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Read our latest updates on coronavirus and child protective systems.

In Scotland, according to PAR (Parents Advocacy and Rights), many councils are cancelling direct contact between children in care and …
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This is the 10th April 2020 newsletter of FIN SEQ (the Family Inclusion Network of SE Queensland) written by and …
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This paper Things to do when you cannot be with your child. Ways to supplement Face-to-Face visits or when those …
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The Family Justice Young People’s Board (FJYPB) has published a new COVID-19 information booklet for children and young people which …
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This video aims to address foster parents concerns about remote visits which include fear of inviting someone into their home, …
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