The three posts are unremunerated. Council meetings are held 4 times a year and members will be expected to read and consider papers outside of meetings.
The primary role of the FJC is to promote an inter-disciplinary approach to family justice and to monitor the system.
The Council, a non-statutory, advisory non-departmental public body, monitors how effectively the system, both as a whole, and through its component parts, delivers the service the Government and the public need. It advises on reforms necessary for continuous improvement.