Lancaster University and the SAIL Databank at Swansea University are working in partnership with the Nuffield Observatory to improve safe access to important national datasets. Better use of this data is essential to building our understanding about how the family justice system is working.

Over the course of 5 years, we aim to build capability in the use of administrative data and demonstrate its value for the Family Justice System. Cafcass England and Cymru are supporting this work given the value of national data held by both organisations and the role they play in frontline decision-making.


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An insightful Tortoise Media piece featuring Sir James Munby, Chair of the NFJO, is now available to read: @NuffieldFound @researchIP @ReesCentre 3 weeks ago
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The study and its findings are all available on the Centre for Child and Family Justice website (@ChildFamJustice) - well worth a read. 3 weeks ago
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A summary report of the Pre-proceedings stakeholder event is now available on our website alongside other resources from the day: @NuffieldFound @researchIP @ReesCentre 1 month ago

The Nuffield Family Justice Observatory is being developed by the Nuffield Foundation working in partnership with a development team led by Professor Karen Broadhurst from The Centre for Child and Family Justice Research at Lancaster University