Research and analysis

Outcomes of Family Justice Children’s Proceedings - a Review of the Evidence

This research was undertaken to provide evidence for the Family Justice Review, and to inform family justice policy developments.

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Outcomes of Family Justice Proceedings - a review of the evidence

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This research was undertaken to provide evidence for the Family Justice Review, and to inform family justice policy developments. It involved a review of 50 studies published between 1995 and early 2011. The aim of the review was to examine what evidence existed on the short- and medium-term outcomes of family justice children’s proceedings.

The review addressed a number of research questions including the impact of length of proceedings and lack of stability on children; the wellbeing of children staying in care compared to those going home; the outcomes of applications to courts; and children’s and parents’ views of the system

Published 3 November 2011