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.

After having 9 children taken into care, Emily, aged only 31 years old, is pregnant with her tenth child and …
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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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Read our latest updates on coronavirus and child protective systems.

This video aims to address foster parents concerns about remote visits which include fear of inviting someone into their home, …
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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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