The Family Justice Young People's Board (FJYPB) is a group of around 40 children and young people who have been through the family justice system or who have an interest in children's rights and the family courts. Originally created by Cafcass in 2006, the Board was established to help the organisation remain focused on children and young people.
Recently, its success was recognised by the Family Justice Review and the Board was expanded to cover the family justice system on a national scale. The Board's remit is to help ensure that the work of the Family Justice Board is child centred and child-inclusive.
Read the FJYPB Terms of Reference here.
The Family Justice Young People's Board’s (FJYPB) ‘National Charter’, formally known as the ‘National Standards’
have been finalised. Over the next eight months, members of the FJYPB will be meeting with stakeholders to consult on how the Charter can be implemented.
You can download the Charter at this link.
The FJYPB have put together a glossary explaining some of the words and phrases which children and young people may hear about during a family court case and may have difficulty understanding. Download the FJYPB glossary.
Some of the Board members worked with the Department of Work and Pensions to help develop this video to encourage parents to focus on their child when they are separating.
Click here to access the video.
At our most recent meeting on the 9th July 2016 myself and many of my fellow Family Justice Young People’s Board (FJYPB) members met up to take part in one of our regular Board meetings. Here we update each other about what we have been up to, discuss key issues that we think are important, take part in workshops and plan our work for the months ahead.
Our core pieces of work for the next few months are: