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Nagalro joins Campaign to Revoke new regulations SI No 445

‘The Adoption and Children (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020’ -statutory instrument: no 445

30 Apr 2020

Nagalro has joined the steering group organised by Article 39 and is fully behind their campaign Scrap SI 445 to get the regulations withdrawn.  These regulations came into effect on 24 April without any Parliamentary scrutiny and debate. Stop... Read more

Children's Commissioner report: 'We're all in this together'

Local area profiles of child vulnerability

30 Apr 2020

April 2020 The Children’s Commissioner’s local area profiles of child vulnerability provide a way for councils to understand which groups of children are likely to be at risk under lockdown, and how many children in their area fall into those... Read more

Nagalro seeks guidance specifically for ISWs on how to work safely during the pandemic

27 Apr 2020

On 3 April 2020 Nagalro wrote to the President of the Family Division, Sir Andrew McFarlane, asking for guidance specifically for Independent Social Workers on how to balance honouring their obligations to the courts and work within restrictions to... Read more

Re P (A child: Remote Hearing) Approved Judgment

22 Apr 2020

A judgment from the President on the issue of when there should and should not be video hearings.  Click here to download document. Read more

Covid-19: Update from Nagalro

Check government guidance regularly

23 Mar 2020

Covid-19 The Covid-19 outbreak imposes very significant challenges for all of us.  Nagalro members including ISWs, Children’s Guardians and Family Court Advisers carry out extremely important work often under challenging circumstances.  However,... Read more

Looked after Children in independent or semi-independent placements

February 2020

03 Feb 2020

DoE article 'Looked after children in independent or semi-independent placements. Download article here. Read more

Pass the Parcel - Children posted around the care system

10 Dec 2019

Children's Commissioner article 'Pass the Parcel - Children posted around the care system' Download article here. Read more

Independent assurance review of the effectiveness of multi-agency responses to child sexual exploitation in Greater Manchester

Part One: An assurance review of Operation Augusta

04 Dec 2019

Independent assurance review of the effectiveness of multi-agency responses to child sexual exploitation in Greater Manchester Part One:  An assurance review of Operation Augusta Malcolm Newsam CBE and Gary Ridgway December 2019 Download... Read more

Response President’s consultation Best Practice Child Protection

Recommendations to achieve best practice in the child protection and family justice systems

30 Sep 2019

Nagalro welcomes the opportunity to respond to this consultation and thanks the various working groups for their work and their recommendations. In general terms, we welcome the recommendations and believe practice would be greatly enhanced if the... Read more

IAC response to consultation on revised safeguarding Guidance

Working Together to Safeguard Children

24 Sep 2019

INTERDISCIPLINARY ALLIANCE FOR CHILDREN GOVERNMENT CONSULTATION ON REVISED SAFEGUARDING GUIDANCE Working Together to Safeguard Children Framework for the Assessment of Children in Need and their Families1 Download full response here Read more

Nagalro Press Release raising concern about the role of the Guardian

04 Sep 2019

Nagalro is concerned that Cafcass public statements have disseminated inaccurate information on its website, which appear to dilute the role of the Children’s Guardian and minimise their legal obligations. A number of recent judgments have... Read more

Response to President's Guidance on reporting in Family Courts

02 Jul 2019

Response by Nagalro to the Presiden'ts draft Guidance to reporting in the Family Courts 2 July 2019 Download consultation here Read more

Social Workers and Children's Guardians in the family justice system

A research based future

21 May 2019

A talk by Sir James Munby at the 30th anniversary celebration of Nagalro at Gray’s Inn on 21 May 2019 Download presentation here Read more

Response Social Work England Consultations

01 May 2019

SWE Fitness to Practice Rules - 2019 Download Response fitness to practise pdf SWE Professional Standards - 2019 Download Response professional standards pdf SWE Qualifying Education and Training Standards - 2019 Download Response... Read more

On-going ISW pay Freeze endangers most vulnerable children

29 Apr 2019

This month the Legal Aid Agency reissued its Guidance on the Remuneration of Expert Witnesses1. This document, together with regulations made in 2013, fix the payments which can be made by the Legal Aid Agency where experts prepare reports for the... Read more

Review of anonymised judgments on Bailii: Children, privacy and ‘jigsaw identification’

01 Oct 2018

A review of anonymised judgments on Bailii: Children, privacy and ‘jigsaw identification’ Julia Brophy, with Kate Perry and Eleanor Harrison  Download document here October 2015 Read more

Practice Direction 27a – Family Proceedings: court bundles

31 Jul 2018

https://www.justice.gov.uk/courts/procedure-rules/family/practice_directions/pd_part_27a 31 July 2018 Read more

Nagalro Guide to the Cafcass Professional Time Guidance 2019

How to Interpret and Lawfully apply Cafcass' 'Draft Guidance on the use of Professional Time

25 Jul 2018

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