We thought we’d share a little toolkit for families experiencing child protection proceedings through the family courts in England and Wales, as we do from time to time.
While the Researching Reform (RR) site is filled with these resources, sometimes it’s handy not to have to fish around for things.
Below are a few links we think may be of use to families and children:
- The Children and Families Truth Commission, which RR is a member of, and which is the first parent-led commission in the UK looking at the child protection system, offers a range of guides for families including:
- Children and Their Families Have Rights – all your rights and how to enforce them in a bitesize booklet
- The Commission’s Guides page, which includes guides on how to make a Subject Access Request, and a booklet on how to make the most of supervised contact if you have had to agree to this form of contact, all written by family court experienced parents
- Finding free or affordable legal help – a useful summary by the Citizens Advice Bureau
- Contact with children in care: what parents should know – an RR post on how to secure your contact and how to make sure contact is not unjustly reduced or stopped
- British and Irish Legal Information Institute (BAILII)- a database with every published family law case, ideal for parents researching their own cases and putting arguments together in court
- Modern law reports and legal cases – The British Library has since been awarded funding to offer cases and law in the same way BAILII has done.
Are you looking for a specific kind of resource or help? Let us know in the comments section and we will add them to this post for you.