Hull City Council consider new initiative to prevent mothers having their children taken away

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Published: Tuesday 30th June 2015 by KCFM

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The Pause Project would offer emotional and practical support to women who repeatedly have their children removed from their care.

Hull City Council are considering introducing a new initiative that would prevent the cycle of mother’s having to give up their children to social services after birth.

A recent 12-month trial of the Pause Project in Hackey last year proved successful, and now social workers here hope the scheme can be rolled out in Hull.

Most of the 20 women who were involved in the trial had experienced domestic violence or had previous problems with drugs and alcohol.

This project would be able to offer emotional and practical support to those women who repeatedly have their children removed from their care.

The idea is still in the early stages, but Jon Plant who’s City Manager for Children and Safeguarding believes it will have a significant positive impact on the lives of those involved.

In a statement, he says:

“The project is still at a very early stage but we are confident it will have a significant positive impact on the lives of those participating and look forward to producing a comprehensive report later this year which will measure progress and impact.”

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Published: Tuesday 30th June 2015 by KCFM

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