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Published Articles and Speeches


Who Guards The Guardians - joint article published by ALC and Nagalro in response  to recent guidance in the Central Family Court on the need for guardians to justify attendance at care hearings
01 February 2016



Practice Directions and Guidance

29 January 2016

Courts and Tribunals Judiciary | Listing Final Hearings in Adoption cases.  11 April 2018


Research and Reviews


Nagalro Submissions and Responses to Consultations


Nagalro Response to the Government Consultation on Special Guardianship  16 September 2015


Nagalro letters, press releases and position statements


Nagalro Press Releases:

Recent press releases issued by Nagalro

Interdisciplinary Alliance for Children:  

Nagalro is a member of the IAC,  a group of respected child welfare agencies concerned about children in family proceedings.

ISW expert witness campaign:

Nagalro works with BASW and CISWA-UK to highlight the impact on children and families of the loss of independent social work expert witnesses in family courts.

Stage I: The Contribution of Experts in Care Proceedings: Evaluation of independent social work reports
Research report of Dr Julia Brophy, Charlie Owen, Judith Sidaway, Dr Jagbir Jhutti Johal, Oxford University


Stage II: Modernisation of Care Proceedings and the Use and value of Independent Social Work Expertise to Senior Judges

Research Report of Dr Julia Brophy Judith Sidaway, Dr Jagbir Jhutti-Johal, Charlie Owen and University of Oxford

Speeches and news articles:

Media coverage about key issues and Nagalro speeches


Find Nagalro responses to policy consultations and its influential survey of Children's Guardian members work 'Time for Children' on the Responses & Publications page.