Families in Care (FIC) provides a unique and independent support, advocacy and counselling service to birth parents involved with Child Protection Services. Established by a group of parents, FIC has been a registered charity for over 20 years and is recognised as a specialist organisation by child care professionals across Tyneside.
We are a Team of passionate people working together to support some of the most vulnerable and isolated members of our society. All members of our team have necessary knowledge and experience in the child protection field and are driven by common values of empowerment, humanity and justice.
"It is a priviledge to work with so inspiring, dedicated and passionate individuals. I believe that our strenght is that here, in Families in Care, our values are
our bottom line, our starting and ending point, with the humility in a face of real personal experience and people's struggles being at the core of our ethos."
Families in Care is a proud recipient of the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 2020
The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work done in their own communities. It was created in 2002 to celebrate the anniversary of The Queen's coronation. It is the MBE for volunteer groups.