Guidance

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External Useful Resources

Government information – www.gov.uk
The best place to find government services and information in a clear and succinct fashion of all areas of government.

The Law Society – http://www.lawsociety.org.uk/
The Law Society represents Solicitors in England and Wales and provides useful information about Legal Aid and help the public generally to find legal support.

Crown Prosecution Service – http://www.cps.gov.uk/
The government Crown Prosecution Service dealing with the prosecution of criminal offences in the UK and a source of information about that service.

Solicitors Regulation Authority – http://www.sra.org.uk/solicitors/solicitors.page
The body responsible for the regulation of Solicitors and a useful source of information concerning the use of Solicitors and information generally about the Solicitors profession.

Resolution (formerly the Solicitors Family Law Association) – http://www.resolution.org.uk/
The members of Resolution are family lawyers and other professionals committed to the resolution of family disputes.

Legal Aid – http://www.justice.gov.uk/legal-aid
A source of information on the Ministry of Justice website providing news and latest updates about Legal Aid including an eligibility calculator for qualification for Legal Aid.

Government Legislation – http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga
General legislative source of information provided by the UK government.

Parliament – http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld/ldjudgmt.htm
A source of information from parliament including all House of Lords Judgments delivered from 14 November 1996 to 30 July 2009.

Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority – http://www.justice.gov.uk/victims-and-witnesses/cica
A government institution dealing with compensation claims for people who have been physically or mentally injured because they were the blameless victims of violent crime.

Her Majesty’s Court Service – http://www.justice.gov.uk/about/hmcts/
This leads to Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunal Service (part of the Ministry of Justice website) responsible for the administration of the Civil and Family Courts (as well as other Courts) and a useful source of information about the Court Service.

Court Welfare Service – http://www.cafcass.gov.uk/
The Court Advisory and Family Service utilised by Family Courts in the UK is a useful source of information both for children, parents and those involved in family issues.

The Police – http://www.police.uk/
A useful website containing information about crime and policing in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Reunite http://www.reunite.org/
A leading UK charity specialising in the movement of children across international borders.

International Child Abduction Unit http://www.justice.gov.uk/protecting-the-vulnerable/official-solicitor/international-child-abduction-and-contact-unit
An extremely useful source of information for all those unfortunate to be involved in international child relocation and/or abduction.

Family Rights Group http://www.frg.org.uk/
A charity working with parents whose children are in need, at risk or are in the care system and with members of the wider family who are raising children unable to remain at home.