Revised Protocol for referrals of children and families to child contact centres in family proceedings (endorsed by Sir Andrew McFarlane, President of the Family Division)

The first Protocol designed to assist judges and Magistrates making orders referring families to Child Contact Centres, was originally introduced in 2000 following widespread consultation. Endorsed by the President of the Family Division, Dame Elizabeth Butler-Sloss it was subsequently approved by her successors Sir Mark Potter, Sir Nicholas Wall, and then revised and strengthened by Sir James Munby in 2017. Since then there have been changes to the Family Justice System and the needs of families which necessitated a further update to this Protocol. 

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