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Nagalro written evidence to 2022 HoL Select Committee Inquiry on Children and Families' Act 2014

- is the Children and Families Act 2014 fit for purpose? Impact of the repealed provisions of s1(5)

24 May 2022

Written evidence from NAGALRO (CFA0010) HOUSE OF LORDS CHILDREN AND FAMILIES ACT 2014 SELECT COMMITTEE INQUIRY The 2022 House of Lords Select Committee on the Children and Families’ Act 2014 - adoption, care proceedings, special needs: Inquiry... Read more

Supporting families after care proceedings: supervision orders and beyond

Report by Professor Judith Harwin and Lily Golding: Centre for Child and Family Justice Research, La

22 Apr 2022

Supporting families after care proceedings: supervision orders and beyond - Parental perspectives on care proceedings, supervision orders and care orders at home   Click here to download Report Read more

Bridget Lindley Memorial Lecture 'Time for Climate Change in the Family Justice System'

11 Apr 2022

Bridget Lindley Memorial Lecture 'Time for Climate Change in the Family Justice System' Helen Adam gave this year’s Bridgit Lindley Memorial Lecture in Bristol last week and the text of her lecture can be downloaded here.     Read more

Note issued by the Hague Conference on Private International Law (‘HCCH’) about cross border protection and intercountry adoption

21 Mar 2022

Children deprived of their family environment due to the armed conflict in Ukraine In the light of the number of children displaced from their homes and families by the war in Ukraine the Hague Conference on Private International Law (‘HCCH’) has... Read more

Family Justice Young People's Board launches book 'In Our Shoes'

28 Jan 2022

The Family Justice Young People’s Board (FJYPB) launched its first book, In Our Shoes on 27 January 2022. One of the greatest strengths of the board members lies in the members’ willingness and ability to share their experiences of the family... Read more

Child of the North: Building a better future after COVID-19

08 Dec 2021

Child of the North: Building a better future after COVID-19 This report has been written by over 40 leading academics across the North of England. In his Foreword, Lemn Sissay OBE says: ‘It shows decades of under-funding in children’s services... Read more

Nagalro Response to the 'Case for Change' by the Independent Review of Children's Social Care

29 Nov 2021

Please click here to read the Nagalro Response to the 'Case for Change' by the Independent Review of Children's Social Care. submitted on 12 August 2021 Read more

Nagalro Press Release commenting on the President's Report on Transparency in the Family Courts

08 Nov 2021

Nagalro has been taking a close interest in the President's Report on Transparency in the Family Courts, and we have added a brief comment from Nagalro in a Press Release.  The identification of children and young people and the detail of abuse they... Read more

Nuffield FJO paper on children's experiences of private law proceedings

29 Oct 2021

The Nuffield Family Justice Observatory has recently published a new paper on children’s experiences of private law proceedings brings together the findings of 45 UK and international studies spanning 20 years (2000 - 2020). The research suggests... Read more

Supervision of Contact - Assessing Relatives and Friends (SCARF): Tool for assessing wider family and friends to support contact.

25 Oct 2021

Supervision of Contact - Assessing Relatives and Friends (SCARF): Tool for assessing wider family and friends to support contact. Click here to download Tool Read more

Urgent out of hours application for treatment/deprivation of liberty order (16 yr old; LA has PR): Judge finds the LA less than helpful.

20 Oct 2021

A very recent case is of interest where an NHS Trust applied to a Judge in the early hours of the morning for an urgent order so that blood tests and treatment be provided (there was concern about a significant risk of liver failure) for a 16 year... Read more

DfE Adoption Strategy published July 2021

27 Jul 2021

Click here to download the Adoption Strategy published by the DfE on 27 July 2021      Read more

Case For Change. Government's current independent review of Children's Social Care

17 Jun 2021

Please click on this link to download the update titled 'The Case for Change' from the Government's independent review of Children's social care. 17 June 2021 Read more

Cafcass Domestic Abuse Learning and Improvement Plan - June 2021

14 Jun 2021

Please click here to download the Cafcass Domestic Abuse Learning and Improvement Plan June 2021 Also Cafcass Domestic Abuse Practice Pathway Cafcass Domestic Abuse Practice Guidance Read more

A rapid review of Evidence: Supporting and strengthening families through provision of early help

07 Jun 2021

A Rapid Review of Evidence by Amy Edwards, Roya Gharbi, Ava Berry, Robbie Duschinsky June 2021 This research is part of Living Assessments, a five–year research project on children’s health and social care funded by the Wellcome Trust in a... Read more

Report from Nuffield FJO on newborn babies in urgent care proceedings

05 Jun 2021

New statistics published on infants in care proceedings today reveal that the number of cases has continued to grow in England and Wales in recent years. Statistics also show that in the majority of cases involving newborn babies parents are given... Read more

Transparency v The Privacy of the Child

02 Apr 2021

The Court of Appeal has just handed down its decision in Re M in which a freelance journalist sought access to the case papers for a complex set of care/placement order proceedings. Lady Justice King dismisses the appeal by the journalist against... Read more

Court of Appeal Guidance on Domestic Abuse and Findings of Fact

02 Apr 2021

From 19 to 21 January 2021, the Court of Appeal heard four conjoined appeals in relation to finding of fact hearings in private law cases where domestic abuse was raised as an issue. There were several interveners, including the ALC.  On 30 March... Read more

Ethnic disproportionality in remand and sentencing in the youth justice system

05 Feb 2021

This research was published in January 2021 and be downloaded here.     Read more