Parents And Children Together - PACT

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Parents And Children Together (PACT) has been building and strengthening families since 1911.

Situated in the heart of Reading, PACT aims to support hundreds of troubled families every year through inspirational and award-winning community services across Reading and the Thames Valley.

As one of the UK’s leading ‘Outstanding’ (Ofsted 2017) independent adoption charities, PACT places children with secure and loving families and supports them with specialist therapeutic support. 

Adoption Support is an important part of our adoption service. At PACT we specialise in recruiting families who are able to care for and adopt ‘harder-to-place’ children so many PACT families will have to deal with challenging behaviour from children who may be distressed, confrontational and angry, and they often need access to a range of specialist support services in order to develop the therapeutic parenting skills needed to parent their child/ren. Our post-adoption support programme includes Family Fun Days, Adoption Support Activities, Adopter Champions, Education Specialist and the Strengthening Families.

Our community projects support vulnerable children and adults facing a range of issues including trauma, domestic abuse, homelessness and debt.

Alana House in Reading provides an inclusive and non-judgemental space where women who find themselves in a vulnerable position or with complex needs are welcome.  We support and enable women to address particular behaviours and assess life circumstances that may have put them in a vulnerable position or at risk of offending. 

Bounce Back 4 Kids domestic abuse recovery programme for children, and their families, who have witnessed or experienced domestic abuse.  Our programme is designed to empower and facilitate the healing process of children through gaining new tools to help process feelings and emotions and to break the cycle of domestic abuse.

Our vision is to help even more families in Reading and to design and provide quality services where there is currently unmet need and you can help. We run a series of fundraising events throughout the year to help fund our life changing activities so please support women, families and children by getting involved with PACT or making a donation here: