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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Pause and Listen – A *new* podcast from Pause

Pause launches a new podcast mini-series, Pause and Listen, to amplify the voices and experiences of women who no longer have children in their care. In each episode, we talk about an issue that affects their lives...

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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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