The original organisation was set up
by Sue Amphlett in 1985 and disbanded in 2000. Unfortunately this
was due to the fact that sources of funding to keep the organisation
alive had been withdrawn. However, to keep the hopes alive, Alison
Stevens who was part of the original group, was still active in
Leicestershire. She was later
joined by Chris Smith in Essex and Trevor Jones in Islington, London.
the period that PAIN was in operation the group had dealt with
nearly 13000 cases . Therefore, it seemed a
shame that this
organisation was to die when there are so many parents and carers
who are caught in child care proceedings and do not have anybody
to turn to and help with their case.
One has to question the motives
of funding withdrawal when clearly 13000 families needed help and
support. Is it really just money
or is it a huge cover up to hide the truth behind social services
child care proceedings in the UK?
The group is here to campaign,
lobby, give advice and support to parents and carers who feel they
have been wrongly accused
abuse, make parents aware of their legal rights, assist them
in getting lawyers and help them recover after being pulled
through a system
which often leaves them feeling abused themselves.