Tracy is our newest member of the team, having joined us in 2017. Tracy loves everything about working with parents and carers – she thinks it’s such a privilege to learn about family lives, and how unique and special each family is. With a background in homelessness, addictions, and gender based violence work, Tracy is really passionate about engaging with people who feel isolated and unheard, and seeing them flourish and their lives change for the better. Tracy loves arts and crafts, food, bargain clothes shopping, and going off on wee travel adventures with her friends.

My first experience with PNS was in 2012, when I did the “getting on with your child” course, I loved it from start to finish and was already looking at ways where I could be involved with Parent Network more. I went on to complete other courses and in between having babies I was a parent link volunteer. I’ve been involved with many groups and stepped in to perform in ‘Our journey so far’.

Since joining the team again in 2017, I have been involved in the drama created by the Young Parents. I love using drama to explore and create. Our performance like the one before was fantastic and really shows what it is like for parents who come through our doors.

I have been very busy in Barrhead, East Renfrewshire trying to engage with lots of parents and delivering our courses. So far 3 groups of parents have successfully completed the Parenting Matters course with one of those groups still meeting every week. I have just recently started a course in Dunterlie, I spent a bit of time getting to know the parents, using bookbug  to connect and engage with the families.

Since my background is in drama, I hope to bring more of it to Parent Network Scotland. I love being part of the team, every time I deliver a course I ‘fill my cup’

Doreen joined PNS in 2010, her responsibilities include developing and monitoring administrative functions across the organisation including financial and statistical reporting.  Her previous experience has involved a variety of administration roles in the voluntary and private sectors.  Doreen can often be found in London catching up with friends and family.