Researching Reform is a project dedicated to child welfare in the family justice system and was started in 2008. In that same year, The Times newspaper nominated the project’s website a useful resource for families going through divorce and in 2009, JD Supra voted the project’s editor, who has a legal background, one of their Savvy Women in The Law. In 2018, the site was selected as one of fifteen child welfare sites around the world to follow. Today, we’re very privileged to have a following both in the House of Commons and the House of Lords.
Researching Reform is dedicated to simplifying the family justice system and finding solutions to the current problems faced by families and practitioners alike. Researching Reform produces events, up to date analysis and articles all relating to the practical realities of divorce and child welfare-based policies, as experienced in the family justice system and beyond. We are dedicated to the welfare of the child and this central theme runs through every project we work on.
On the online platform, you will find interviews with professionals who work in the family courts as well as the families themselves who go through the system. The site is also home to articles relating to the system, its culture, laws and ultimately, its efficiency or lack thereof. It is also the home of LIP Service, a free resource on all things family law related and is designed to be accessible to everyone.
When we’re not in cyberspace, our events like the Westminster Debates in the House of Commons, are designed to create immediate dialogue between policy makers, parents and professionals, dialogue that goes to the heart of the issues involved and ultimately leads to the fast and effective creation of solutions.
We are interviewed by the media on child welfare issues and consulted for documentaries and policy proposals which touch on areas of law affecting families. We’ve also been lucky enough to contribute to child welfare and legal publications. Researching Reform produces articles for HuffPost UK and wrote a column for Lexis Nexis on current affairs which impact upon children.