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How your Family Court Adviser makes their assessment of your child’s welfare and best interests

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Family Court Advisers use a structured method to make their assessment about what is in your child’s best interests and in making their recommendation to the court about your child’s welfare and best interests. Their assessment is undertaken in line with the Child Impact Assessment Framework (CIAF). 

In this section you can read more about the CIAF and how FCAs make their assessments. For more information, please select one of the following options: