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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I am a child: A woman’s experience of domestic abuse during her childhood

In our latest occasional blog, to coincide with 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, we hear from a woman working with Pause about her experience of childhood abuse.

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Pause launches the second season of Pause and Listen, the podcast by Pause #16Days

#PauseandListen aims to amplify the voices and experiences of women who no longer have children in their care. In the latest episode, launching today to coincide with the beginning of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, the podcast hears from women about their experiences and from Teresa Parker, Head of Communications at Women’s Aid, and Dr Nicola Jane-Sharp OBE, founder of Surviving Economic Abuse.

Pause and Listen now

Women who experience the removal of multiple children are dying prematurely. This is unacceptable. We don’t have all the answers but this podcast episode starts the conversation about why women are dying prematurely and what can be done about it. 👇pause.org.uk/pause-podcasts/