A Common Bond Welcomes You
Shoulders to Lean On
Our Support Group was created as a community for individuals going through similar difficulties. We believe that this safe space, where people of all backgrounds can share with and listen to others, can make a huge difference. Get in touch today.
Who We Are
A Common Bond is an accepting Support Group, dedicated to supporting you on your journey with children’s services investigations. We are completely independent, non-profitable and have experienced the social care system ourselves first hand. Everything we do is founded on our core belief that no one should ever feel they are alone. We all have our own life’s journey, but the path shouldn’t be a lonely one. Our commitment is to provide a safe space for sharing, listening, learning, and supporting each other.
A Great Option
Our Peer-to-Peer Groups provide the kind of comprehensive support you seek as you navigate your challenges. Our Support Group wants you to feel comfortable and at ease, so let us know what’s on your mind by getting in touch.
A Popular Option
Community Forums are a great option for all kinds of individuals, but it all depends on what you’re comfortable with. Our only goal at A Common Bond is to make you feel safe and supported, so don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions.
"Over the past few years I realised how little support is available in Herefordshire. I have been on many support groups and I've always felt alone as I was one of the very few from Herefordshire. There was support but online is just not the same as face to face. Thanks to A Common Bond, I have local support, I can make friends without the fear of being judged and I no longer have to hide away because of the shame and guilt I feel. I can start putting back together the pieces of my life and repair the damage Children Services did to my family"
Domestic abuse support
Attached are links for both men and women, Domestic Abuse is never okay. Remember if you are in danger (and it's safe to do so) call 999 immediately.
Understanding a Section 47 enquiry
Attached is a link of the guidelines for Section 47 of the Children’s Act 1989. Always remain respectful, listen and provide evidence for facts. Sometimes the local authority will decide there is no need for further investigation and other times it will go to an ICPC (Initial Child Protection Conference). Here at ACB it's our mission to support you with that, to ensure you know your rights, whilst keeping your little ones safe. We encourage you to work with, not against children's services and seek legal advice where necessary. (We are not solicitors and at the point solicitors come in, we can be there to support you with your emotions).
Emotional wellbeing support
Attached are some places you can reach out to, you aren't alone. My personal go to is SHOUT, sometimes it's hard to voice your emotions, however with SHOUT, I can pick up my phone and send a text, and for me that takes away fear and anxiety. I feel safe and comforted that I can release and share my feelings just by typing.
Alcohol and drug support
Sometimes life can take us on a path of addiction that isn't meant to be, whether that be through choice or circumstances. To get back on the right path it takes acceptance, acknowledgement and strength. Below are links to help you do this, always keep in mind your end goal.
If you’re seeking support for what you’re going through, you’ve come to the right place. Give us a call, or send us a message and we’ll get back to you soon.