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The purpose of this meeting is to foster collaboration, exchange knowledge, and discuss significant issues related to supporting families going through separation. We believe that your expertise and insights would contribute to the success of this gathering.

  • Date: 28/03/2024 14:30 - 28/03/2024 17:00
  • Location Kingfisher House, 1 Gilders Way, Norwich NR3 1UB, UK (Map)
  • More Info: Birkett’s


The Separated Parents Support Alliance for Norfolk is a dedicated meeting for all those who work in the separated parents’ arena, this could be in the court and legal world, conflict management, social care or any of the allied and critical support services such as Domestic Abuse Services or Contact Centers. 

Location: Birkett’s, Kingfisher House, 1 Gilders Way, Norwich

Date: 28th March 2024

Time: 14.30 to 17.00

This meeting will look to explore some of the fundamental issues raised in the government response to the consultation to “Supporting earlier resolution of private family law arrangements”. If you have not seen the response it can be found at:


  • Private Law Pilot Project: Chris Palmwalker: Head of Private Law Early Resolution, Family Justice Policy Court Recovery, Criminal and Family Justice Directorate – Chris is leading on the design and implementation of the new government pilot project to provide free legal advice to parties going through private law proceedings.
  • Supporting Clients when Cases Include Domestic Abuse: Open discussion around how we are able to collectively improve how we support victims, perpetrators and children when cases include elements of domestic abuse.
  • Amplifying the Childs Voice: Jonathan Dickens, Chair of the LFJB and Emeritus Professor of Social Work – Jonathan will build on the lessons learned at the LFJB conference on the child’s voice to explore how we can all enhance the child’s voice in how we work.
  • Improving Communication: Polly Morgan, Law Clinic Director, and Associate Professor of Law at University of East Anglia: Introducing a new website being worked on to improve information to court uses in Norfolk.
  • Family Procedure Rule Changes: on the 8th April new rules will be rolled out regarding procedure rules for family courts. These changes enhance the way cases must engage with mediation and other forms of ADR. This session will check in to explore everyone’s understanding of the new rules.  

The afternoon will include a lot of open discussion and time for us to build relationships, ways of working and trust for the future. 

Following the meeting, it would be great for those who can stay on to join me for a social drink in the Adam and Eve.

If you know people who would benefit from joining us, please feel free to share the invitation.

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