Source: Community Care
Research from Northumbria University finds guardians offer a head start in planning, which leads to fewer requests for additional reports.
Cases averaged 23.5 weeks when family court advisers were involved before the case went to court, as opposed to 26.1 weeks when families did not have an adviser pre-proceedings.
The pilot study in Liverpool introduced court advisers to cares cases before proceedings began, known as Cafcass PLUS samples. This produced similar findings to an earlier pilot carried out in Coventry and Warwickshire.’
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