The research team behind 'Towards a Family Justice observatory', a project aiming to improve the generation and application of research in the family justice system, has issued a national call for evidence as a means of engaging with stakeholders in an open and transparent way to ascertain opinions and ideas.
The call for evidence aims to better understand how organisations use research evidence in policy and practice. Views are also sought on priorities for any new family justice observatory (England and Wales). Submissions are invited frompolicy, practice and research leads on behalf of their organisationsrepresenting one or more of the following stakeholder groups within the family justice system:
Practitioners (eg judges, lawyers, barristers, experts, social workers).
System-wide users (eg national and local policy makers).
Researchers and analysts (eg academic, government, independent).
Parties to cases (eg young people, parents, extended family members, other carers).
Further background information and guidance regarding responses to the call is availablehere.