FDAC: the problem-solving court

FDAC is a problem-solving court approach to improving outcomes for children involved in care proceedings. It offers an alternative – and more successful – way of supporting parents to overcome the substance misuse, mental health and domestic abuse problems that have put their children at risk of serious harm. It offers parents optimism about recovery and change, combined with a realistic understanding of the immense challenge they face.

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The FDAC National Unit

The National Unit is a partnership of five organisations working to extend the FDAC service across England and Wales and to change the way children and families experience care proceedings. This website explains the FDAC model and the work of the National Unit. It will keep you up to date with news from existing and new FDAC sites, the emerging lessons from practice and research, and answers to the common questions people ask us.  

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FDAC news !!!

The FDAC National Unit wishes you all a Happy New Year!

This year we are publishing a monthly blog about FDAC in Family Law. We are delighted to have the opportunity to talk in more detail about the FDAC approach and process in this series of blogs that will cover a range of topics. Each blog will be authored by someone in a local FDAC team or by a member of the National Unit.  The aim is to provide a wider audience with more detailed information about FDAC: how the model works in practice, how the national rollout is going, new developments and findings from research.

Our first blog has already been published and you can read it here: ‘Family Drug and Alcohol Court: an introduction’ http://www.familylaw.co.uk/news_and_comment/family-drug-and-alcohol-court-an-introduction#.WGzpIcZFDZ4

It’s great to have this opportunity to spread the word about FDAC. We hope you enjoy following the blog, and sharing it with others too! We’ll let you know when each blog is published. The next one will be available for you to read before the end January.