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Children and Families Act 2014

Family Justice under the New Law
Noel Arnold
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Children and Families Act 2014 offers you the full text of all the Parts of the Act dealing with family justice matters, including commentary on each of those parts. Expert author Noel Arnold also outlines the major changes that you need to be aware of and offers insight into how these may impact the day-to-day practice of the busy family lawyer. Key changes introduced by this legislation impact areas including:

  • adoption and orders for contact or no contact
  • aspects of the family justice system
  • private family law arrangements for children and parental involvement
  • time limits for care and supervision proceedings
  • the introduction of compulsory mediation information assessment meetings (MIAMs)
  • fostering to adopt
  • scrutiny of care plans.


  1. Chapter 1. Public family law
  2. Chapter 2. Adoption law
  3. Chapter 3. Children in care
  4. Chapter 4. Private family law
  5. Chapter 5. The Family Court
  6. Chapter 6. Children's Commissioner
  7. Appendix. The Children and Families Act 2014.

About the Author

Noel Arnold is a practising solicitor and the Director of Legal Practice at Coram Children's Legal Centre. He is a member of the Association of Lawyers for Children's Executive Committee and the Law Society's Children Law Sub-Committee. He is accredited to the Law Society's Children Law Accreditation Scheme and has delivered extensive training on public family law reform.




Family and social welfare


September 2014


Law Society




256 Pages