First ever families’ human rights survey 

Re-posting from Researching Reform

The Children and Families Truth Commission  (CFCTC) published the first ever human rights-focused survey for children and families going through Britain’s child protection system in November, and it has now set a deadline for the questionnaire.

The survey will stop accepting submissions on 28th February, 2023.

Produced in collaboration with child-protection experienced parents, it has received hundreds of responses so far and will remain open to families and children who would like to take the survey until the end of February.

The survey asks families in Britain about their experiences of children’s social care and the courts, including times when they felt that their human rights were not supported. It uses clear and straightforward language.

The commission created this survey so that it can better understand which human rights are being breached inside the system, and how.

If you are a child or child-protection experienced parent or relative and you have some time to spare, we would love you to complete the survey. The more feedback we get the more we can understand the problems, so please help us ramp up the survey responses if you can by filling it out or sharing with your groups.

If you have any questions about, or problems with, the survey, you are very welcome to email the Commission at

You can access the survey here: 

The Commission is also very happy to announce that another guide for families written by a parent will be published shortly, so stay tuned for more details.