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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

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

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

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

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How to Interpret and Lawfully apply Cafcass' 'Draft Guidance on the use of Professional Time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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Contact: a point of view

Lord Justice McFarlane

05 Mar 2018

Speech by Lord Justice McFarlane at the Nagalro Annual Conference 2018 Keynote Address: Contact: a point of view Download speech here Read more

Who Guards the Guardians?

Article by Nagalro and ALC published in Family Law

01 Feb 2016

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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

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

25 Years of Guardians - Where Next?

Presentation by Judith TImms OBE

28 Apr 2009

Presentation by Judith Timms OBE at Nagalro seminar held at Wells Street Family Court in April 200 Download presentation here Read more

Time for Children - Cafcass Public Law work 2009

Cafcass Public Law Work - a survey of Nagalro members

04 Feb 2009

Cafcass Public Law Work – a Survey of Nagalro Members  In 2009 Nagalro became increasingly concerned about the anxieties expressed by our members who were working for Cafcass, whether employed, bank staff or self-employed contractors, about their... Read more

Debate: Enhancing the Participation of Children and Young People in Family Court Proceedings

20 Oct 2008

Enhancing the Participation of Children and Young People in Family Court Proceedings A debate was hosted by the Family Justice Council in the Parliament Room at the Inner Temple, London EC4, on Monday October 20, 2008.  The Family Justice... Read more