WHAT - Our Purpose

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

HOW - Our Approach

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.


WHO - Our Team

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.

"I started Consent to be a voice for parents and to bring a balanced approach to any conflicts surrounding parental healthcare decisions."

Sam Pereira - Trustee

Sam is an experienced natural health practitioner and mother of two.

"Being part of Consent Charity feels positive and I hope I can make a difference for families in health care."

David Cooper - Trustee

David is a retired teacher with experience in caring for young people with special needs .

"I am passionately interested in supporting the aims and intent of Consent - especially in light of the current climate."

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.

"From a young age I have spoken up about injustice. Giving space for people to be heard and supported is very important to me and I am delighted to be part of Consent."

Anna Asher - Support & Outreach

Anna has a background in education and the voluntary sector. She has served as the Health Watch lay member on CCG boards and was a founding member of a Home Birth group.

"I support parents where communication with the healthcare profession has been poor and consent has not been respected or followed."