A representative from the Family Justice Young People's Board will offer an opening perspective from the child's point of view.
The Family Justice Young People’s Board (FJYPB) will be providing an inspirational young person to open the conference.
The board comprises of over 75 children and young people spanning ages seven to 25 from diverse backgrounds across England and Wales, the FJYPB brings a rich tapestry of firsthand experiences and insights to the table.
At the heart of their mission is a commitment to providing a unique perspective on family justice matters. Members of the FJYPB have either directly navigated the family justice system or possess a keen interest in advocating for children's rights within the family courts. The board actively collaborates with various stakeholders and young people's groups within the family justice domain, ensuring a robust and inclusive approach to their work.
During the conference, our speaker will delve into the nuanced challenges that children often face amidst family breakdowns. Beyond their personal experiences, the FJYPB plays a pivotal role in supporting the Family Justice Board. They actively participate in meetings, contributing directly to decision-making processes, and championing a child-centric approach.
As advocates for positive change, the FJYPB has achieved significant milestones, including the FJYPB National Charter. This charter articulates the aspirations of children and young people within family justice services and serves as a compass for professionals striving to improve children and young people's experiences within the family courts.