Research and analysis

Action research to explore the implementation and early impacts of the revised Public Law Outline

A report on research carried out between August and November 2013 shortly after implementation of the revised Public Law Outline (PLO).

Detail

A report on research carried out between August and November 2013 shortly after implementation of the revised Public Law Outline (PLO) (between July and October 2013) which used workshops, in-depth qualitative interviews with family justice practitioners, and the results of an online survey completed by members across all Local Family Justice Boards in England and Wales.

The aim of the research was to explore the perceptions and experiences of implementing the revised PLO at a local level. Specifically, it sought to understand how the changes to the PLO were perceived to be affecting pre-proceedings work and court proceedings, and any impacts on the wider family justice system.