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.

As the world witnesses the rallies, protests and demonstrations expressing the pain and suffering experienced by our Black communities. It …
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Throughout the month of June, Embrace Families, along with our partners at the Florida Coalition for Children, are celebrating the …
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In the attached article, Rise spoke with with Marty Guggenheim, professor of clinical law at NYU Law School, whose research “proves that …
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In Queensland, the Family Inclusion Network is creating an opportunity for everyone to recognise the UN Global Day of Parents …
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Coronavirus and social distancing are putting stress on families and communities, and are tough on parents with child welfare involvement …
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Read our latest updates on coronavirus and child protective systems.

Family Inclusion Strategies in the Hunter in Australia has created an info page for parents with children in care in …
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The Equality and Human Rights Commission has published an interim report which covers: the use of video-links in the criminal justice …
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The journal of Irish Social Work has published this article talking about how to develop contact with children in care …
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The Global Coalition to End Child Poverty has created a knowledge hub on poverty and covid-19. Find it here …
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This article tells of the fight that is taking place in Washington State to reinstate rights to parenta child visits …
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