Consent was established in 2018 in response to growing demand from parents who feel their healthcare decisions are not being respected by professionals. Parents should be able to make reasonable choices without pressure from doctors or unnecessary state intervention. We are here to:
educate parents and medical professionals on law, policy, professional standards and best practice relating to parental rights and informed consent in the care and treatment of children
provide support to parents in making decisions relating to their child’s care and treatment
promote understanding of parental rights and informed consent between medical staff, social workers, parents and other relevant persons
We believe that most people act with good intentions and that the best approach to resolving conflict lies in fostering mutual understanding. Wherever possible we will do what we can to make medical professional see parents’ viewpoints and vice versa. Ideally both will gain a more balanced view on the situation, which will then also benefit others in the future. Where this is not possible, we will help parents understand their rights and support them in making the best possible decision.
Oliver Müller - Trustee
Oliver founded Consent in 2018. He is a dad of two and has many years experience supporting non-profit organisations and small businesses.
Sam Pereira - Trustee
Sam is an experienced natural health practitioner and mother of two.
David Cooper - Trustee
David is a retired teacher with experience in caring for young people with special needs .
Sarah Holdway - Trustee
Sarah’s background is supporting women in choices during pregnancy and birth, as well as peer-to-peer breastfeeding support. She home-educated her children, has run parent support groups and helps families get better care services.
Versha Patel - Trustee
Versha is a mother of 2 and a health coach. She helps women lead healthy, balanced lives and feel good about themselves.