National Call for Evidence Findings

The deadline for the national call for evidence has passed. If your organisation still wishes to make a submission, please let us know by emailing us at


The national call for evidence aimed to better understand organisations’ use of research evidence in policy and practice and to identify priorities for a family justice observatory in England and Wales. Forty-seven submissions were received from policy, practice and research leads on behalf of their organisations representing one or more of the following stakeholder groups within the family justice system:

  • Practitioners (e.g. judges, lawyers, barristers, experts, social workers).
  • System-wide users (e.g. national and local policy makers).
  • Researchers and analysts (e.g. academic, government, independent).
  • Parties to cases (e.g. organisations representing young people, parents, extended family members, other carers).

Background and guidance

For further background information and guidance regarding responses to the call, please see our Background and Guidance document.

Publication of submissions

Where respondents agreed to publication of their submissions, these have made been made available here.

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