Child protection conferences are a key stage of the child protection system in England and Wales. Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic and associated lockdown measures, professionals and families have had to rapidly adapt to remote or socially-distanced conferences. This research, which comprised an online survey and series of telephone interviews with family members and professionals between September and October 2020, investigates what these changes have meant in practice and offers points for reflection.
Executive summary of research by Dr Mary Baginsky, Jude Eyre and Alice Roe.
Published by the Nuffield Family Justice Observatory.