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Family Rights Group secures funding to improve early and pre-proceedings work with families

Family Rights Group has been successful in securing a major three-year grant from The Legal Education Foundation.

This funding is being awarded to enable Family Rights Group (FRG) to develop an approach that will promote, support the implementation of, and embed the key policy and practice messages regarding pre-proceedings work arising from: 

All elements of the work to be undertaken will be co-produced, in design and delivery, with families and we will be working closely with a range of practitioners. The grant will also fund an academic evaluation of the approach FRG develops and the impact it makes. The evaluation will be led by Caroline Thomas, Independent Researcher and Honorary Research Fellow, University of Stirling.

This initiative has had the endorsement of both Sir Andrew McFarlane, President of the Family Division and Mr Justice Keehan, Chair of the Public Law Working Group.

The work undertaken with this funding will include:  

o Engender a re-emphasis on early and effective partnership working with families and for this to be demonstratable in the system
o Promote greater insight into the experiences of families interacting with the child welfare and family justice systems.

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