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Stakeholder Advisory Council meeting

The Nuffield Family Justice Observatory will be hosting the first meeting of its Stakeholder Advisory Council.  

The Council is an advisory body of stakeholders in the wider family justice system in England and Wales. Its purpose is to ensure that the Nuffield Family Justice Observatory is rooted in the experience and expertise of professionals who work in the wider family justice system and children and families who experience it first-hand.

Members of the Stakeholder Advisory Council

Jenny Coles, ADCS

Marian Parry Hughes, All Wales Heads of Children’s Services (AWHOCS)

Sarah Coldrick, Association for Fostering and Adoption AFA Cymru

Siobhan Kelly, Association of Lawyers for Children

Katharine Sacks-Jones, Become

Matthew Pinnell, Cafcass Cymru

Jonathan Scourfield, Cascade, Cardiff University

John Simmonds, Coram-Baaf

HHJ Laura Harris, Council of Circuit Judges

Nav Mirza, Dads Unlimited

Michael Lewkowicz, Families Need Fathers

Jennifer Gibbon-Lynch, Family Justice Young People’s Board

Cathy Ashley, Family Rights Group

Lucy Peake, Grandparents PLUS

Chris Simmonds, Judicial College

Ms Justice Alison Russell, Judicial College

Jo Easton, Magistrates Association

Suzanne Griffiths, National Adoption Service for Wales

Corienne Strange, National Adoption Service for Wales

Anna Edmundson, NSPCC

Rachel Thomas, Office of the Children’s Commissioner, Wales

Michelle Lefevre, Sussex Quality Circle 

Rachel Rogers, Resolution

Olive Craig, Rights of Women

Sue Evans, Social Care Wales

Dr Julie Doughty, Transparency Project

Alistair Davey, Welsh Govt/Chair of Family Justice Network

Albert Heaney, Welsh Govt/Chair of Family Justice Network

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Inequalities | 2022

What do we know about ethnic diversity in the family justice system in Wales?

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Private law | 2022

Uncovering private family law: What can the data tell us about children’s participation?

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Private law | 2022

Uncovering private family law: Anxiety and depression among children and young people

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Inequalities | 2022

What do we know about ethnicity in the family justice system in England?

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Young people | 2022

How can we better meet the needs of young people in care? Ideas from professionals, academics and people with lived experience. Films and briefing paper.

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Young people | 2022

The care files: Exploring the experiences of teenagers entering the care system

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Young people | 2022

Deprivation of liberty: A review of published judgments

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Private law | 2022

Rates of private family law applications in England and Wales: what can mapping tell us about variation?

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Newborn babies | 2022

Born into Care: Draft best practice guidelines when the state intervenes at birth (for feasibility testing)

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Newborn babies | 2022

Summary: Born into Care: Developing best practice guidelines for when the state intervenes at birth

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Newborn babies | 2022

Born into Care: Developing best practice guidelines for when the state intervenes at birth

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Young people | 2022

Deprivation of liberty: Legal reflections and mechanisms. Briefing

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