Alison Stevens is our Chairperson and was part of the original
PAIN organisation. During the late 1980s Alison faced the loss
of her own children after wrongly being accused of harming
her son. It had transpired that her son was suffering from brittle
bones disease and that she had not caused injuries to her son.
Luckily Alison managed to keep her children. Alison, felt that
without the help and support given to her from PAIN that she
would not be with us today. Since then Alison has campaigned tirelessly
on behalf of families and lobbying MPs. She has done radio
Chris Smith is the Secretary of our group. Chris
became involved when he too was caught in care proceedings. He sadly
sons through adoption. Chris became so incensed by his treatment
from professionals, both social workers and medical practitioners,
including family assessment centres that he became involved
with the group. Chris spent much of his own personal money trying
to establish our website and lifting the group. He has campaigned
tirelessly since joining us in 2003 and as a result has increased
much media attention including several major articles written
in the Daily Telegraph. This has resulted in one county having
a full investigation into their procedures.
Trevor Jones became involved as the result of a
personal friend losing her children to permanent care with no direct
to the children. In this particular case one professional
house is cluttered with too many books”. You could
argue better than none at all!!!! Trevor became so appalled
horrendous treatment of his friend and her family that he
embarked on investigating the methods used by social services.
committed immeasurable man hours in highlighting many deficiencies
and asking difficult questions of Social Services with many
of his letters published in both local and national Press.
currently involved on the campaign side of PAIN highlighting
the problems within the present child protection system with
letters published in The Times, Daily Telegraph, Guardian,
Observer, Sunday Telegraph and many local and regional papers.
He has written
PAIN submissions to recent government consultations and was
instrumental in co-ordinating a multi organisational response
to the Child
Care Proceedings Review in November 2005.
Jack became involved after his family were accused
fabricating his youngest daughters illnesses. It was only because
through his diligence and some luck that they kept their
managed to prove a lie within the court arena and thus the
case was dropped. Notwithstanding, Jack has worked with no
and at great cost to him personally in proving and discrediting
local authorities. Jack is the Author of “The Gulag of
the Family Court”, a very powerful read. We suggest
you buy a copy and it is available from Amazon and plus many
outlets. Although Jack is not solely involved in PAIN, he
has helped with many cases we have referred and has assisted
Richard Roper is very experienced in advising parents and carers and has attended court with PAIN clients over a number of years. He has in-depth knowledge of the procedures involved in public law proceedings from child protection case conferences through to adoption appeals.
Yvonne Stewart Taylor although our newest volunteer has been active for a number of years in the north of England campaigning against the injustice of the system and helping families along the way.