We are looking for FISH members and allies
Are you committed to FISH and what we do but you don’t have enough time to be fully involved? Become a FISH member. You might also commit some time as an ally. You might be a parent, family member, practitioner, or community member.
We currently have 106 members of FISH (including 8 committee members). Members’ relationship to a child who is or was in care are below.
You can register to be a general member of FISH. We will send you information about what’s happening with FISH. Based on your experience and skills, we might call on you sometimes to get your advice or to help out with an activity or project – no pressure if you don’t have time.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2023 (AGM)
– members only –
Friday 8 December 2023, 10.30 -11.15 am
RSVP: By 30/11/23 to email@example.com
We will talk about what’s been happening in the past year and we will elect a new FISH committee (up to 15 members). We are especially interested in including people with lived experience as a parent, family member or practitioner in child protection and out-of-home care. You have to be a general member to nominate/be nominated for the committee.
Committee membership (different to general membership) involves working as part of a team to lead, plan and set the direction of FISH including:
- regularly attending meetings in person and online
- working on projects such as helping FISH to get funding, doing research and educating the community about family inclusion
- other activities – we do a lot of different things!
We always want a mix of members with different experiences. We aim to have over 50% of committee members who are parents or family with experience of child removal and children living in care. It is great to know that the majority of members have direct knowledge and experience of system challenges faced by parents and family. [Data current at: November 2023]