Since the initial pilot began in 2013, we have continued to grow, not just in the number of Practices, but also in our knowledge and understanding, both of which we continue to share with partners, providers and policy makers.
Pause Founder, Sophie Humphreys, begins collecting data of women subject to repeat removal of children in Hackney, while based at Homerton Hospital.
Pause pilot begins in Hackney
The first Pause Practice opens as a pilot programme
Department for Education Innovation Fund award
Pause wins the first of two successful bids to the Department for Education’s Social Innovation Fund, allowing us to open a further six pilot Practices in Doncaster, Greenwich, Hull, Islington, Newham and Southwark.
Pause supports over 100 women
By the end of 2015 Pause is working with and supporting over 100 women across England.
Pause receives Tampon Tax funding
Pause receives additional funding from the Department of Education for the continued roll out of Pause Practices.
Pause Wiltshire becomes the tenth Practice.
Funding from the Big Lottery Fund awards Pause £1.5m over three years
A successful bid to the Big Lottery Fund allows us expand into the nations, enable our Participant voice work, increase the services we offer to women who have completed the programme and think more creatively about the way we evaluate our work.
Department for Education independent evaluation
An independent evaluation of Pause’s pilot Practices, commissioned by the Department for Education, finds that Pause had a positive impact on the women taking part in the programme.
Work begins on first Pause Practices in Scotland and Northern Ireland
Pause begins to develop positive partnerships in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. Our first Practice outside England is expected to open by the end of 2018.
With the opening of Practices in Rotherham and Wigan, there are now 20 Pause Practices operating across England.