The Merseyside Family Justice Council

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The pages below contain various resources useful for professionals and members of the public dealing with family law matters.

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    The Children Act 1989

    Adoption and Children Act 2002

    The Family Law Act 1986

    The Matrimonial Causes Act 1973

    The Protocol for Disclosure of Inadequate Agency Practice

    Local Authority Pre-Court Proceedings Protocol

    Linked Criminal and Family Proceedings Guidance

    Private Law Protocol

    Protocol for Guardians in Public Law Proceedings

    Protocol for Section 7 Reports

    Independent Reviewing Officer and CAFCASS Protocol

    Local Practice Direction for paginated Medical and Police Records

    Local Practice Direction for Court Bundles supplementing

    Special Guardianship Guidance and Regulations 2005

    Care Planning, Placement and Case Review Regulations 2010

    Good practice guidance on working with parents with a learning disability

    Achieving Best Evidence in Criminal Proceedings
    Guidance on interviewing victims and witnesses, and guidance on using special measures. March 2011

    Family and Friends Care - Statutory Guidance for Local Authorities

    Safeguarding Children Across Services: Messages from Research

    Evaluating Expert Witness Psychological Reports: Exploring Quality
    Dr Jane Ireland

    The Following Guidelines are produced by the National Family Justice Council.

    Judges Meeting Children

    Children Giving Evidence

    The Following Guidelines are produced to help people who represent themselves.

    Self Represented Parties in Private Law Children Proceedings

    Self Represented Parties in in Financial (Divorce) Proceedings