Safe Families for Children on BBC Radio (twice!)

Safe Families for Children featured on BBC Radio.

BBC Newcastle x250This morning, our Chief Executive Matt Wilson was called by the BBC Radio Newcastle breakfast show presenters to comment on a story that is big in the news today, regarding thousands of young mums who have a baby taken into care, only for then to become pregnant again soon after, and then have the second child also taken into care. In some cases the courts have removed over 10 children born to the same mother. This is clearly a terribly sad situation, and one that Safe Families was happy to comment on, in order to share our own early-intervention approach to reduce the numbers of children in care.

You can listen to the conversation Matt had with the presenters by clicking the link below:


thought42DLast Friday, Radio 4’s Thought for the Day was delivered by Rev Professor David Wilkinson, of Durham University. During his short spot which focused on expectations that society places upon parents, David described Safe Families as “a collaboration between faith groups, volunteers and childcare professionals designed to support parents. It works with families who may be isolated and coping with crisis, providing through volunteers, friendship and practical support to both children and parents.” We were grateful of the mention, particularly as the Today programme reaches around 7 million people!

You can listen to the whole spot by clicking the link below: