30 June 2022
The team at Children in Northern Ireland have begun the process of direct engagement with parents and carers of children who have been involved in social care services. We have met with groups of parents face to face, and online, as well as having individual interviews.
While many parents have highlighted problems and very negative experiences, we have also heard from parents who have more positive reflections. Parents have told us of social workers who have gone the extra mile to support them and their children; of voluntary sector organisations that have given them effective specialist support; and Trust based dedicated projects that have helped them to turn their lives around.