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We have all developed from front line child care work within Local Authorities steeped in Public Law many years ago. Given unmanageably high caseloads, all Child Protection, now called “Safeguarding”, were outsourced to “stakeholders” to undertake the heavy lifting, to put in place interventions and therapeutic support we could have done with the families.

We became case managers, not practitioners. Eventually, our individual experiences found us working together, primarily, though not exclusively in Private Law, at the highest level in the High Court Team. However, we realised that our independent thinking and compassion for children and families were often caught in a bureaucratic process, lengthy time scales for report filing/final hearings, and no option for supervised contact in the interim to test relationships safely.

Therefore, through the combination of practice wisdom, we arrived at the Child Resource Group (CRG) to enable and encourage each other to practice in a way that allows us to fully support the children and families we met and develop evidence-based tailored recommendations that help children to have an opportunity to spend time with both parents, within a safe and nurturing environment, if afforded by both parents.

Our feedback has been that we are more responsive, approachable, untrammelled by lengthy processes. Thus we have decided to work independently but collectively within a group that shares the same values of the CRG, providing a bespoke, quality specialised and child-focused approach. This methodology has allowed us to work with many entrenched conflicted families, help them overcome divorce and separation, and reduce the impact on their children.

Our assessments put the child first at all times. This enables us to make creative and constructive recommendations in bringing parents together to meet their children’s needs, avoiding further court hearings and often restoring parent-child relationships.

We aim to provide an all-inclusive resource for matters related to Private Law and family welfare issues.

Now is the time to work with us!

My counsellor was nice and understood me.

Child, 13, therapeutic support