About Us

Family Rights Group's goal is to enable children to be raised safely and thrive within their family and community.

The Charity was established in 1974, by a group of lawyers, social workers and academics who were concerned about how families were treated when social services were involved with their children.

We work with parents whose children are in need, at risk or are in the care system and with members of the wider family who are raising children unable to remain at home.

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Our work includes

Our unique position

  • our starting point is the child within the family
  • our independence from government and statutory services
  • our history and commitment to listening to, involving and working with families
  • our determination to challenge when required and always provide workable answers
  • our experience in pioneering family-centred approaches to child welfare
  • our record in research and promoting evidence-based solutions
  • our commitment to working with families, community groups, professionals, academics and policy makers to enable more children to live safely within their families.