Every year, around 280,000 children see their parents separate in the UK. How those separations are handled will affect the rest of their lives.
The Family Solutions Group (FSG) is a multi-disciplinary group with practical experience of working with separated parents and their children outside of the court arena.
The FSG was asked to consider what is needed, within existing legislation, to improve the experience of families who separate before any application is made to the family court. The theme woven through all discussions was the need to restore the child to the centre in systems that currently operate largely for parents.
NACCC’s CEO Elizabeth Coe is a member of the group alongside Helen Adam (Chair) – Mediator, Solicitor (non-practising), Karen Barham – Mediator, Parent Coordinator, Solicitor, Charlotte Bradley – Solicitor, Mediator, Adrienne Cox – Mediator, Solicitor (non-practising), HHJ Martin Dancey – Designated Family Judge for Dorset, Dr Jan Ewing – University of Exeter, Claire Field – Parenting Apart Programme, Dr Kate Hellin – Consultant Chartered Psychologist, Patrick Myers – DWP Reducing Parental Conflict Programme, Beverley Sayers – Mediator, FMC board member, Therapist, Anna Sinclair – Cafcass Cymru, Judith Timms OBE – National Youth Advocacy Service, Jane Wilson – Mediator, Solicitor (non-practising).
This week the group have launched their insightful new website. Take a look!! https://familysolutionsgroup.co.uk