Nagalro

Nagalro works to:

  • Ensure children’s voices are heard
  • Promote high standards of professional practice
  • Influence social policy that benefits children
  • Support and advise individual members

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  • Our Next Conference

    09 October 2017 |

    ‘BUT WHAT ABOUT THE CHILDREN?:HEARING THE VOICE OF CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE IN COURT PROCEEDINGS’
     
    on 9 October 2017 in London
     
    Children and young people often become invisible and their views overlooked in legal wranglings concerning their welfare and future.  It is the view of Sir James Munby, President of the Family Division, that issues about how the justice system accommodates the need for children to have a voice in decisions about their future is ‘amongst the most pressing we need to address’  (View from the President’s Chambers (16) 19.01.2017).  This conference will aim to give a platform for debate where some of these concerns can be examined.  Among the topics included will be the role of the Children’s Guardian and child’s solicitor in helping the child's voice to be heard, the conduct of ABE interviews and their use in public and private law cases as well as in criminal proceedings, extending the right to be heard to refugee and asylum seeking children and ensuring that disabled children and young people have equal opportunities to be listened to in court proceedings.
     
    Chair of the conference: The Rt Hon Sir James Munby, President of the Family Division
     
     
    Speakers include:
     
    Sheila Melzak          Child Psychotherapist and Director of the Baobab Centre for Young Survivors in Exile
     
    Jennifer Lynch        Family Justice Young People’s Board Co-ordinator and supported by a FJYP Board member
     
    Ruth Marchant        Co-director of Triangle
     
    Rodney Noon         Solicitor/Advocate in Child and Family Law and editor of Seen and Heard
     
    Debbie Singleton   Director of Legal Services (Family) NYAS
     

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