At times it is necessary to remove a child from the care of its parents. This can be 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 the parents are supported post-removal the gap left in their lives can mean they repeat this cycle of pregancny/child removal and do not address the issues which are impacting on their ability to care for a child within their home. The team supports Mothers and Fathers to make certain life-style changes and to help recognise how this may positively impact on their ability to parent well.
We believe every family should have the support they need to develop and lead more fulfilling lives