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Nuffield Family Justice Observatory aims to fill in gaps about children and families in the family justice system

Who are they? Where do they live? Who do they live with? What is their journey through the system? What happens following contact with the system?

  • One of the ways [we] are doing this is through the Family Justice Data Partnership (FJDP)—a collaboration between Lancaster University and Swansea University, funded by Nuffield FJO. FJDP is using novel data linkage methods to fill the evidence gaps, linking anonymous data from Cafcass and Cafcass Cymru about children involved in family law proceedings to other administrative datasets that contain information about the same children—for example, health or education data. In the long term this has the potential to vastly increase what we know about the characteristics and outcomes of children and families in the family justice system.

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News, published: 22/02/2021

Published: 22/02/2021


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