Ministry of Justice

Separate representation of children

Status: Closed - with response

Open date: 01 September 2006

Close date: 08 December 2006

Responses published: 26 July 2007

In September 2006, a consultation paper was published seeking views on proposals about the separate representation of children in section 8 Children Act 1989 proceedings. The summarised responses report outlines the conclusions reached on the proposals.

Consultation paper


This report summarises the responses received to the 'Separate Representation of Children' consultation paper.  It also contains the next steps following this consultation.  The responses will form the basis of future discussions with stakeholders to further inform the drafting of new court rules.