The Family Law blog discusses ways of defining success for children and parents who have been supported by the Family Drug and Alcohol Court (FDAC) in England. The elements in FDAC that lead to early completion of cases or a reduction in the number of contested hearings include: explicit focus on the children’s needs and timescales; if parental progress is not compatible with the children’s needs, the FDAC team helps parents to understand why it is in the children’s best interests to live elsewhere; in cases where children need to live elsewhere, the FDAC team works with parents to ensure they play a full part in explaining the situation to their children. This directly contributes to placement stability for the children and helps parents feel that they are being treated fairly.
More information; Family Law
Family Drug and Alcohol Court – fdac.org.uk