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Bristol – A pioneering Family court. But what more should we be doing?

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On the 4th May 2017 at 4.30 p.m. HHJ Wildblood QC and District Judge Cope will be leading a conference to explain what is being done here to help people have a better understanding of the work that we do in the Family Court.


However, more importantly, we will be inviting your views on what else we should be doing. In particular we want to hear your views about what more we should do to support litigants and help litigants in person. Your views matter and we want to hear them.
The public and the media are welcome to attend the conference which will run from 4.30 p.m. to 6.00 p.m. and will take place at The Bristol Civil and Family Justice Centre, 2 Redcliff Street, Bristol, BS1 6GR.
If you would like to attend please book in by e-mailing Jerry Fowler. The address is
There is no charge for attending.


‘First one thousand days’ – Homestart Conference

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Friday the 23 June 2017

Are too many children coming into the care system? Can better community care prevent this?

Recent research has indicated that the number of children coming into care is rising and that this is even more prevalent in deprived areas. In view of drastic cutbacks in statutory funding to both children’s centres and voluntary organisations this figure is only likely to rise.

Homestart is one such organisation that supports vulnerable families and is holding this conference in part to fundraise.

Speakers include Anthony Douglas CEO of Cafcass, Dr Freda Gardner psychologist and court expert, Annie a mother who had her children removed from her and then returned after the court process, Professor Kate Morris head of social work at Sheffield University and researcher into this topic.

Conference to be chaired by Judge Stephen Wildblood QC

To be held at Eastington Community Centre (5 mins from Stroud M5 Junction 13 turn off) GL10 3AQ

Time 9.15am – 3.15pm

Tickets can be purchased via Eventbrite here. Ticket enquiries (early booking discount, group/special discounts etc) should be sent to