Skip to main content

News & Resources

Please see our latest News articles below.

Who Guards the Guardians?

Article by Nagalro and ALC published in Family Law

01 Feb 2016

Download full article here Read more

Nagalro urges review of LAA benchmark for prior authority on hours allowed for ISW assessments

25 Sep 2015

Nagalro calls upon the Secretary of State for Justice to review upwards the Legal Aid Agency benchmark for prior authority on the hours allowed for Independent Social Work Assessments, in the light of Dr Brophy’s Oxford University... Read more

Response to Government consultation on Special Guardianship

15 Sep 2015

Nagalro Response to the Government Consultation on Special Guardianship 16 September 2015 Download PDF here Read more

Nagalro Response to the Government Consultation on Special Guardianship

15 Sep 2015

Download response here 15 September 2015 Read more

Oxford Evaluation. Use and Value of ISW expertise to senior Judges Stage 11. Executive Summary

13 Sep 2013

NEITHER FEAR NOR FAVOUR, AFFECTION OR ILL WILL:  MODERNISATION OF CARE PROCEEDINGS AND THE USE AND VALUE OF INDEPENDENT SOCIAL WORK EXPERTISE TO SENIOR JUDGES STAGE II ± Dr Julia Brophy Judith Sidaway, Dr Jagbir Jhutti-Johal, Charlie Owen and ... Read more

Oxford Evaluation. The contribution of experts in care proceedings

19 Apr 2012

EVALUATION OF INDEPENDENT SOCIAL WORK REPORTS IN CARE PROCEEDINGS Dr Julia Brophy Charlie Owen, Judith Sidaway, Dr Jagbir Jhutti Johal Department of Social Policy and Intervention University of Oxford Download report here 19 April 2012 Read more

New research explodes myths about Independent Social Work Experts

19 Apr 2012

Download Press release 19 April 2012 Read more

Oxford Evaluation. ISW Assessments Executive Summary 12 April 2012

12 Apr 2012

THE CONTRIBUTION OF EXPERTS IN CARE PROCEEDINGS EVALUATION OF THE WORK OF INDEPENDENT SOCIAL WORK ASSESSMENTS EXECUTIVE SUMMARY by Dr Julia Brophy Charlie Owen, Judith Sidaway, Dr Jagbir Jhutti Johal University of Oxford Several concerns... Read more

Government response to the Family Justice Review weakens safeguards for children

10 Feb 2012

Government response to the Family Justice Review weakens safeguards for children  10 February 2012 Download press release here  Read more

IAC - The Legal Aid Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill 2011

Do Families Matter?

24 Nov 2011

THE INTERDISCIPLINARY ALLIANCE FOR CHILDREN THE LEGAL AID SENTENCING AND PUNISHMENT OF OFFENDERS BILL 2011 Do Families Matter? Legal Aid Proposals Fail the Family Test 1 Download briefing paper here Download case studies here Read more

President’s landmark judgement re-asserts independence of Children’s Guardians as vital element in protecting children against poor social work practice.

14 Jul 2011

President’s landmark judgement re-asserts independence of Children’s Guardians as vital element in protecting children against poor social work practice. Download press release 4 July 2011 Read more

IAC Joint Press Release re Schools and Safeguarding Children Bill

Amendment of s41 of CA 1989 and extension of rights of media

26 Oct 2009

JOINT PRESS RELEASE FROM THE INTERDISCIPLINARY ALLIANCE FOR CHILDREN The Forthcoming Improving Schools and Safeguarding Children Bill: Amendment of s.41 of the Children Act 1989 & Extension of the rights of the media in family proceedings The... Read more