The Action Plan to Improve the Performance of the Family Justice System “sets out the actions the Board and its partners will take to achieve the Government’s vision of a family justice system that supports the delivery of the best possible outcomes for all children who come into contact with it.” It will run until 2015.
For March 2013, the Board’s plans include consultation on new standards for expert advice; support for those areas experiencing the greatest legal challenges; and the establishment of a ‘knowledge hub’ to disseminate research on key aspects of family law.
For March 2014, plans include the completion and dissemination of new standards for expert advice, as well as the introduction of a new system enabling cases in which a court order has been breached within its first 12 months to be returned to the court within weeks.
For March 2015, the Board’s plans include a full communications strategy for the Board; and the completion and review of a framework setting out the experiences of children who come into contact with the family justice system.
The action plan will be reviewed on an annual basis.
The Family Justice Board is made up of senior figures from across the family justice system. It was established last year to push forward improvements to the family justice system, following the completion of the Family Justice Review in November 2011.
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