Creating space for change

Pause works to prevent the damaging consequences of thousands more children being taken into care each year.

Pause works with women who have experienced, or are at risk of, repeated pregnancies that result in children needing to be removed from their care. We aim to give women the opportunity to pause and take control of their lives breaking a destructive cycle that causes both them and their children deep trauma.

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Knowing They're OK: Why contact needs to change for the better.

V, a woman working with Pause, shares her experience of contact arrangements and gives insight into why the system of contact is not working and needs to change for the better in our latest blog.


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Relationships with Children report: 63% of women with children in care have contact arrangements changed without warning or explanation,

Pause’s latest report, Knowing They’re OK, calls for changes to the system of contact between birth parents and children across the UK.

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Contact arrangements are essentially about building and maintaining relationships between people and families. We believe that contact should be viewed as a relational process, rather than an administrative one. #KnowingTheyreOK…