Family Court

Majority of family courts miss 26-week target

Monday, 01 Sep 2014

More than two-thirds of court areas in England have failed to meet a target for care proceedings to be completed within six months.

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I first contacted Brighton and Hove City Council's youth employability service a few years ago, after I was excluded from college. I didn't revise for my GCSEs; all I wanted to do was to have a laugh with my friends and I left school and college without any qualifications.

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