Extension to duty system opposed by guardians and family lawyers

February 2010
Community Care;2/18/2010, Issue 1806, p5
The article reports on the extension of interim guidance on the use of duty guardians for at least another six months by Mark Potter, chairman of the High Court's family division in Great Britain. Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass) was allowed to allocate cases to teams of duty guardians under the guidance, initially issued in July 2009. Alison Paddle, spokesperson for guardians body Nagalro, says that the wrong decisions poses the risk for children.


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