The Family Justice Board aims to improve the procedures and performance of the family justice system.
Role of the group
The Family Justice Board was set up to improve the performance of the family justice system and to ensure the best possible outcomes for children who come into contact with it.
Annual report 2013-2014: Welsh (PDF, 80.1KB, 9 pages)
It has the following sub-groups:
- a performance improvement sub-group – that analyses the available performance information to improve performance at national and local level
- the Family Justice Council - providing independent expert advice to the board
- a young people’s board - enabling young people to have a direct say in the work of the board
|David Norgrove||Independent Chair|
|Anthony Douglas||Chief Executive, Cafcass|
|Gillian Baranski||Chief Executive, CAFCASS CYMRU|
|Kevin Sadler||Director Civil, Family and Tribunals, HMCTS|
|Matthew Coats||Chief Executive, LAA|
|Gillian Beasley||SOLACE (and Chief Executive, Peterborough City Council)|
|Andrew Webb||ADCS (and Director of Children’s Services, Stockport)|
|Jake Morgan||ADSS Cymru (and Director of Social Care and Housing, Pembrokeshire)|
|Shirley Trundle||Director Care and Adoption Group, Department for Education|
|Catherine Lee||Director Justice Policy Group, Ministry of Justice|
|Rebecca Endean||Director Analytical Services, Ministry of Justice|
|Albert Heaney||Director Social Services, Welsh Government|
|Claire Phillips||Deputy Director Violence and Social Exclusion, Department of Health|
|Susan Park||Director Child Maintenance Group, DWP|
|Alastair Pitblado||Official Solicitor|
Sir James Munby, President of the Family Division, sits on the board as an observer as do two representatives from the Family Justice Young People’s Board.
Terms of reference
You can see the most recent terms of reference (PDF, 11.1KB, 2 pages) for the group.
To contact the Family Justice Board, please e-mail the FJB secretariat.
Local Family Justice Boards (LFJB)
LFJBs report to the Family Justice Board. The aim of LFJBs is to achieve significant improvement in the performance of the family justice system in their local area. Local Family Justice Board contacts (MS Excel Spreadsheet, 46KB)