At times it is necessary for authorities to remove a child from the care of its parents. This can happen for several reasons. Working in partnership with Stoke-on-Trent City Council, YMCA North Staffordshire offers intensive support to those parents who then go on to have additional children who may also become subject of a Child Protection Plan due to previous concerns.
We recognise that until parents are supported after the removal of a child, the gap left in their lives can mean they repeat this cycle of pregnancy/child removal. At YMCA North Staffordshire, we work with mothers and fathers to address the issues which are impacting on their ability to care for a child within the family home. The team supports mothers and fathers to make specific lifestyle changes to confidently enhance their ability to parent.
We believe every family should have the support they need to develop and lead more fulfilling lives