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News & Resources – Interdisciplinary Alliance for Children

The Interdisciplinary Alliance for Children (IAC) is a socio-legal enterprise which has brought together some 18-22 key organisations concerned with the rights and welfare of children and families.  It has been instrumental in bringing together policy people across a range of organisations to identify common ground on which to address policy initiatives (e.g. The Family Justice Review, Operation of Family Courts, Children and Brexit, The President’s Guidance on reporting within the Family Courts) providing written and oral evidence.  An on-going and vital part of the IAC’s work is the constant sharing of information and ideas about policy issues and innovative work in maintaining the voice and rights of children. The Alliance meets about 6 times a year; it is now co-chaired by Maud Davis (solicitor and ALC) and Yvonne Wilson(Children's Guardian and ISW, Nagalro) .  All enquiries to

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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

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

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