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. 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 writes a column for Jordans on current affairs which impact upon children.



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  1. I came across this blog when I was doing research for my own. Having been a child that went through the family justice system and witnessed first-hand the failings within it, I do strongly feel that something has to be done to improve the system.




    • Hi Katie.

      I totally agree.
      These are some children speaking out re their experiences in family law courts.
      Every country which has adopted the British legal system is experiencing similar problems.

      We, the Courageous Kids Network, are a growing group of young people, whose childhood was shattered by biased and inhumane court rulings, which forced us to live with our abusive parent, while restricting or sometimes completely eliminating contact with our loving and protective parent.


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  4. Great website! So pleased to find this!
    I had 3 children removed twice by Social Services and the courts, and baby threatened with removal at birth. All 4 of mine were returned and so I am qualified to speak out on the effects of taken AND returned children (children returned once taken is rare!). I am an advocate for keeping children with their natural parents and speak on behalf of those too traumatised to fight for the return of their children.
    My link is http://www.taken2003uk.com. I have just published a book called ‘Taken’ about the effects of child removal. It is selling fast internationally and making headway in exposing corruption in the system. Any media rep can contact me via my website for a FREE COPY. Alternatively it can be purchased on Amazon or Book Depository.


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