Government response to Justice Committee's sixth report of Session 2010–12: cperation of the family courts

Document type
Report
Corporate author(s)
Great Britain. Ministry of Justice
Publisher
TSO
Date of publication
3 October 2011
Series
Cm 8189
Subject(s)
Families, Children and Young People
Collection
Social welfare
Material type
Reports

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The Government welcomes the Justice Select Committee’s Report on the Operation of the Family Courts and fully recognises the need for reform. TheFamily Justice Review is undertaking a comprehensive examination of the current operation of family justice in England and Wales. It is due to report before the end of the year. Much of the analysis in the Select Committee’s report chimes with the emerging findings from the Review, and is similar in its diagnosis of underlying issues and areas for improvement in the current system. However, it would be wrong at this stage to pre-empt the findings of the Family Justice Review. The Government awaits the final report of the Review, to which we will respond in due course. There are, however, areas in which the Government has already started work to address some of the main themes identified in the Committee’s Report, in particular promoting greater use of mediation, and work to improve the quality of data on the performance of the family justice system. This response provides further information on the work currently underway, the progress already made and the further work planned.

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