BAPS of the Month – February winner
In January, 2018 we launched a new award. The BAPS of the Month Award. For those who don’t already know:
BAPS = Bl**dy Awesome ParentS.
We had some really lovely nominations. All of them deserved to be winners.
However, we had the task of choosing just one.
BAPS of the Month – February
Our winner is the lovely Gemma Birks.
Here are some of the comments people had about her.
Gemma is the light in a very dark tunnel in Stoke.She has changed attitudes within the local authority and parents, helping both of them to see how working together is the best for our children.I hit crisis 4 years ago and this woman stayed on the phone with me for 6 hours while I sat in a cold bath sobbing my heart outShe always makes time for parents and if she can attend a meeting for support she is there.Gemma is Stoke’s go to parentGemma helped to set up PEGIS, which now supports over 700 families within Stoke.Gemma bridges the gap between parents and the LA without ever forgetting she is there to represent families.Gemma is selfless, caring, understanding and also very productive.