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We improve the lives of children and families by putting data and evidence at the heart of the family justice system.

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Newborn babies | 2021

Newborn babies in urgent care proceedings in England and Wales

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Newborn babies | 2021

Recurrent care proceedings: five key areas for reflection from the research

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Supervision orders | 2021

Supervision orders in care proceedings: survey findings

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Newborn babies | 2021

Born into care: One thousand mothers in care proceedings in Wales, A focus on maternal mental health

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Private law | 2021

Uncovering private family law: Who’s coming to court in England?

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COVID-19 | 2020

Child protection conference practice during COVID-19: Reflections and experiences (rapid consultation September–October 2020)

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Child protection mediation | 2020

The impact of child protection mediation in public law proceedings on outcomes for children and families

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COVID-19 | 2020 – 2021

Remote hearings in the family justice system

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COVID-19 | 2020

Remote hearings in the family justice system: reflections and experiences (September 2020)

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Private law | 2020

Uncovering private family law: Who’s coming to court in Wales?

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Contact | 2020

Contact between children in care or adopted and their families: six key messages from research

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Contact | 2020

Contact following placement in care, adoption, or special guardianship: implications for children and young people’s well-being

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What do we know about children in the family justice system?

Our quarterly infographic pulls together what we know, and what we don’t know, about children’s journeys through the family justice system from national data.

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About Nuffield Family Justice Observatory

We are an independent body, funded by the Nuffield Foundation.

The Nuffield Family Justice Observatory exists to find and fill the gaps in our understanding of the family justice system, highlight the areas where change will have the biggest impact, and foster collaboration to make that change happen.

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