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From Active Participants to Passive Auditors: Nagalro's concerns about the diminishing role of the Children's Guardian

21 Oct 2019

Introduction Applications to remove or replace the children’s guardian are rare enough.  A successful application, rarer still.  The decision of Mrs Justice Theis, in LR v A Local Authority & Others [2019] EWFC 49 (Fam), in which the court... 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Response by Nagalro to the Presiden'ts draft Guidance to reporting in the Family Courts 2 July 2019 Download consultation here Read more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

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How to Interpret and Lawfully apply Cafcass' 'Draft Guidance on the use of Professional Time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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Child Welfare professionals warn of unacceptable risks arising from time managed Cafcass Policies

10 Apr 2018

LEADING CHILD WELFARE PROFESSIONALS WARN OF UNACCEPTABLE RISKS ARISING FROM TIME MANAGED CAFCASS POLICIES For immediate release on 10 April 2018 Nagalro and seventeen other professional bodies and individuals have issued a Joint Position... Read more

Who Guards the Guardians?

Article by Nagalro and ALC published in Family Law

01 Feb 2016

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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

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

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