What we do

IPAN will undertake the following activities:

  1. Promoting and developing parent advocacy globally, in low, middle and high-income countries, as well as regionally and locally.
  2. Providing a means for individuals and organisations involved in parent advocacy to share information and provide mutual support. This will be done through an on-line network, a website, workshops and conferences.
  3. Sharing lessons learned, examples of good practice and other resources on parental advocacy, child welfare, and related fields.
  4. Campaigning to strengthen the role of parents in child welfare systems and to promote parent advocacy. This includes support for activism to promote improvements in child welfare policy and practice to improve the well-being of children and families.
  5. Workshops and training on parents’ rights and parent participation.
  6. Publishing materials on parent advocacy.
  7. Holding conferences and training events.
  8. Providing consultation on parent advocacy and eventually creating a center to train parents to be parent advocates.
  9. Providing a website, social media, and other means to promote the goals, values and activities of parent advocacy.
  10. Promoting and supporting research and evaluation of parent advocacy.
  11. Any other activities aimed at promoting and developing parent advocacy that protect the rights of parents and meet the needs of their children and families.