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Revised protocol published for referrals of families to child contact centres by judges and magistrates

Protocol endorsed by the President of the Family Division

A revised protocol has been published to assist judges and magistrates making orders referring families to Child Contact Centres.

The protocol was originally introduced in 2000 following widespread consultation. Endorsed by the then President of the Family Division, Dame Elizabeth Butler-Sloss, it was subsequently approved by her successor Sir Mark Potter, and then revised and strengthened by Sir Nicholas Wall in 2010.

Since 2010 there have been changes to the Family Justice System which have necessitated a further update to this protocol.

To access the latest version, click here.

27/4/18