Parliamentary inquiry to examine access to legal aid for kinship carers

The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Kinship Care has launched an inquiry into access to legal aid for kinship carers and potential kinship carers. Currently, many grandparents, brothers, sisters and other relatives or friends who are put forward as alternative carers for children involved in public law proceedings are not readily able to access free,

Can I afford to go to court without a lawyer?

With over 66,000 private family law cases having been issued at the family court between April and June 2016, Government statistics have revealed an alarming increase in the number of people attending court without legal representation.