Family drug and alcohol courts

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  • Briefing

    Family Drug and Alcohol Courts under Covid-19: A Practice Briefing


    This briefing examines how the nine existing FDACs across England are adapting to service delivery during the current crisis. It highlights the practical challenges facing practitioners, judges and families, and shines a light on specific solutions that have been developed in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

  • Briefing

    Family Drug and Alcohol Courts: An Innovative Approach to Family Justice


    This briefing explains how Family Drug and Alcohol Courts (FDAC) offer an alternative way of dealing with legal cases where the Local Authority think that a child might need to be removed from their parents’ due to their alcohol or substance misuse. It considers the problems that FDAC is intended to address, the financial implications and the policy context.

  • Publication

    Setting up an FDAC - Guidance

    This guidance contains information about key issues in order to help you decide whether, when and how to establish a local FDAC. It is intended for a variety of stakeholders including children's services, local authority commissioners and courts.