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A focus on young people: Building the evidence base (arc 1)

To begin to reimagine how the family justice system could be transformed to improve outcomes for young people, we must first identify the problems within the current system and any positive aspects that we would like to see continued. This is the Horizon 1 (arc 1) of the Three Horizons approach, a tool for thinking about systems change. To identify what about the current system makes it unsustainable, and what elements should be retained, we have instigated co-produced, participatory events, as well as undertaking baseline research from national administrative data.   

Horizon 1: Reflections on Systems and Young People

The film explores key insights from a series of interviews with  professionals, academics and experts by experience. Interviewees share their their knowledge and insight on how the current systems of care and protection are responding to young people and older children.

Older children and young people in care proceedings in England and Wales

This report provides the first national overview of older children and young people in care proceedings using administrative data held by Cafcass and Cafcass Cymru at the SAIL [Secure Anonymised Information Linkage] Databank at Swansea University, which is part of the national e-health records research infrastructure for Wales.

The health of older children and young people subject to care proceedings in Wales

This report provides an overview of the health and health service use of older children and young people (aged 10–17) involved in section 31 care proceedings in Wales.

Why are older children in care proceedings? A themed audit in four local authorities

A themed audit involving 73 children (aged 10-17) from 49 families who were the subject of care proceedings issued by four local authorities in England and Wales in 2019/20.

Why are older children and young people in care proceedings? A case file review

An analysis of the applications for care proceedings contained in court files in the East London Family Court in relation to 73 older children and young people (aged 10 to 17) between July 2019 and July 2020.