We use our learnings and evidence from practice to continually improve our work with women who’ve had children removed from their care, but also to innovate and develop new areas of work.
Our learning has shown that Pause has the greatest impact on young women and care-experienced women and that the Pause model could be used earlier, before women get caught in a cycle of repeat removals. We have used this evidence to develop a new programme: Intervening Earlier, offering support to young women aged 16+ who are identified as likely to benefit from the Pause Programme. The aim is to help them build firm foundations for the future, be happy, healthy and make informed choices about their lives.
The first pilot is taking place in Doncaster, and we have secured funding to expand this project to a second pilot site in Knowsley.