London, United Kingdom.
Fiona Small is the passionate founder of Young Mums Support Network (founded 2011). She diligently channels her efforts towards engaging and empowering young women and mothers from deprived communities to help make informed decisions about their lifestyles and relationships. The organization provides a range of support services from family mediation to training and qualifications along with childcare support.
As a mother herself, following the London riots, Fiona dedicated herself to creating radical change in her community and in a very short space of time successfully established the First CRG (Customer Representative Group) in the borough of Southwark.
Fiona has strategically partnered with DWP and JCP to help support those who will be impacted by the welfare reform. She has also featured in the Guardian Online newspaper and sits on the South London Neighbourhood committee for L&Q Housing Association who have very much supported Young Mums Support Network from its inception in 2011.
Fiona says ‘Helping young mothers is a cause close to my heart,’ ‘I want to see effective transformation in communities, as well as schools and homes. I strongly believe in child protection and want to know I am doing all I can to raise awareness and make a difference.’
Fiona has her own monthly column inside the award winning Vision Community Newspaper called ‘Young Mothers’. She actively speaks out on issues of child abuse, sexual exploitation and endeavours to encourage women to believe in better.
‘Fiona is a breath of fresh air; she is positive and full of hope and passion. Her determination to awaken women to overcome hardship, heal disappointment and design a different way of living is overwhelming. She is shaping and changing young lives for the benefit of our children’s children.’