Revised Protocol for referrals of families to child contact centres by Judges and Magistrates (endorsed by Sir James Munby, President of the Family Division)
NACCC would like to thank Sir James Munby (President of the Family Division and Patron of NACCC) for endorsing the revised protocol for referrals of families to child contact centres by judges and magistrates.
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 successor Sir Mark Potter, and then revised and strengthened by Sir Nicholas Wall in 2010. Since 2010 there have been changes to the Family Justice System which necessitated a further update to this Protocol.