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Family mentor

Family mentor
Parenting Together T/A Partog
Description of the role:

The charity provides Legal and voluntary services for disadvantaged parents involved in Family Court Proceedings. We can resolve most other problems within their immediate family and local community organisations without the need to place their children with unrelated strangers. Volunteers with infinite patience and compassion need to assist traumatised parents having to answer our child protection questions and guide (Not advise) them through our written parenting assessments. As well the usual expenses we budget volunteers and paid staff (currently 3) £200 for training courses, doubling each year up to degree level

Skills and qualities needed for the role:

Literacy skills
Some basic understanding of English social care and family law
Listening skills and assertiveness - by listening, you may be the only one they trust

Practical information:

Volunteers work from home, emails and phone


Additional Information
DBS check needed: Yes
Driving licence needed: No
Car owner: No
Open to: Families, Age 17+
Is this role wheelchair accessible?: Yes
North Yorkshire
Last updated: 03.12.2020
Organisation Information

This charity provides voluntary and professional services free to both, limited abilities parents and the parents of limited abilities children involved in Family Court proceedings. Suicide is now the main cause of death for UK children from the age of five (ONS, 2019). The vast majority lost contact with one or both parents, suffered abuse or Parental Alienation. We therefore offer all parents access to Paralegal and Family Law Solicitors, Expert Witness Reports or Video-link testimony, Parenting Assessments Advocacy etc. Some children needlessly and unjustly lose their Rights to a normal family life because of their special needs or their parents “perceived” capabilities. We therefore arrange community support from their relatives, local Health Centre and voluntary community groups. We enable all disadvantaged families to care for their children at the parental home or with close family, instead of placing them into the hands of unrelated strangers.

Charity number: 1149523