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The Government Response to the Family Justice Review: A system with children and families at its heart

This response sets out our vision for how the Government, working with key partners, will reform the family justice system, improving it for the children and families who come into contact with it. Our ambitions are radical and will take time to implement, but the will and the appetite to make a difference is undeniable.

We have grouped our responses to the Family Justice Review Panel’s recommendations according to the themes in the main body of their report. We begin with a child-centred system, as this is the central principle on which all the other reforms are based. We then consider the changes we will make to public and private law, and finally, we discuss how these changes play into a new system of family justice and what this means for more effective joint working between those professionals operating within it.