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‘Still a Mam’ research project

Have you experienced child removal?

Our new research project called ‘Still a Mam’ aims to share the stories of women who have had their child(ren) removed so we can try to change things for the better and support mothers who experience this.

Who can take part?

We are looking for women from Newcastle and Gateshead to take part in our research.  Please consider getting in touch if:

  • You are a woman aged 18 or over and you have direct experience of having a child removed from your care with the involvement of Social Services.

We are particularly keen to speak to mothers who have also experienced one or more of the following:

  • Homelessness (including sofa surfing, insecure housing, staying in hostels etc)
  • Problematic substance use (drugs and/or alcohol)
  • Poor mental health
  • History of offending.

What does taking part involve?

  • A one hour informal conversation with someone about your experience of child removal.
  • This could be face to face, by telephone or using an app like Zoom, whichever you feel most comfortable with.

What are the benefits?

  • A chance to tell your story – and for people to hear how things could be done better.
  • As a thank you for your time, you will receive a £20 shopping voucher.

Find out more

Contact our Peer Research Co-Production Worker Kate Haddow for more information.  Call, text or email her at: