Separating families: Experiences of separation and support webinar

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Nuffield Family Justice Observatory (Nuffield FJO) is hosting a webinar where new research findings on families’ experiences of separation and support will be presented and discussed, to be held on Monday 13 March, 4.30-5.30pm. The webinar will include:

  • An introduction from Sir Andrew McFarlane, President of the Family Division
  • Presentations from the University of Bristol research team, covering findings, reflections and recommendations
  • A panel discussion, with questions from the audience

Nuffield FJO has been working to strengthen the evidence base around children and families’ experiences of separation and court proceedings, with the aim of supporting judges, lawyers, mediators, social workers and policy makers to have informed multidisciplinary discussions on how to better meet families’ needs.

Join the webinar to find out more about a qualitative research study recently published by Nuffield FJO and carried out by the University of Bristol. It involved 42 family members (mothers, fathers and children) across the South West of England and Wales. The research team explored the process of separation and how it was experienced by different family members; the challenges the families faced; and the support families received while going through separation, both in and out of court, and whether it was useful.

The webinar will be hosted via Zoom. If you would like to attend, please register by Monday 6 March. Your questions for the panel are welcomed before or during the webinar; you can submit advance questions when registering.

If you have any questions or need help with registration, please contact Martin Burns.