The Nuffield Family Justice Observatory (FJO) has published a briefing paper on six key messages from research into contact between children in care or adopted children and their families. The key messages are:

  • Focus on the quality of contact.
  • Listen to the views of children and young people.
  • Recognise the significance of siblings, grandparents, wider family and friends.
  • Ensure that all involved are clear about the purpose of contact.
  • Ensure that contact plans are tailored to each child and regularly reviewed.
  • Ensure skilled professional support is available.

The paper can be downloaded here >

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