Lived Experience of the Law pilot phase briefing: Experiences of public law care proceedings

The Institute for Crime and Justice Policy Research (ICPR), Birkbeck and Revolving Doors are working in partnership on a research and policy project – Lived Experience of the Law.

The project is funded by the Nuffield Foundation and explores people’s experiences of the family and criminal courts in the context of their wider encounters with the law and justice system.

By examining how effective participation and access to justice are understood from a lived experience perspective and through policy workshops, it creates opportunities to discuss the kinds of policy and practice reforms needed to improve people’s experiences of the courts.

In this briefing we present findings from 21 in-depth interviews, conducted in the pilot stage of the project with parents and special guardians involved in public law care proceedings, and highlight the outcome of discussions about these findings at the pilot policy workshop.