Guidance & PDs

President’s Circular – Revised PD27A

Please click here to view the final approved draft of the revised PD27A (‘Bundles’ Practice Direction), which comes in to force on 23 July 2018. The draft has been approved by the President, the Family Procedure Rule Committee and by the Master of the Rolls, and awaits only a formal signature by the Minister. The basic(…)

Guidance in cases with an international element

In May 2016 the President of the Family Division issued the following guidance for those involved in cases with an international element : Liaison between Courts in England and Wales and British Embassies and High Commissions International Family Justice FAQs Judicial Guidance – Cross Border Transfer

Updated template to help social workers prepare for court launched

The Association of Directors of Children’s Services (ADCS) and the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass) have launched an updated template for local authority social workers to use when submitting evidence to support an application for a care or supervision order to the courts. The original Social Work Evidence Template (SWET) was(…)

New CAP Orders

The President has announced the launch of a new CAP template. Read the President’s announcement here. Download master orders here. The orders will be placed on the Guidance Locator here.

Guidance Locator

There has been a lot of guidance published lately. We thought it would help to put all the links in one place. So here goes… We will update this post as time goes on. Click on the header to show the full list of documents in each category. President’s Views President’s ViewsPresident’s View 1President’s View 2President’s(…)