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Children removed from parents having to wait 46 weeks to get final decision on where they will live

3rd August 2023

The Independent

In 13 out of 42 designated family judge areas in England and Wales, wait is double the recommended government target.

Tens of thousands of children are being left in limbo as a result of care proceedings and parental separation cases taking more than a year to resolve, the Law Society of England and Wales has warned.

Children who have been removed from their parents by the state are having to wait an average of 46 weeks to get a final decision on where they will live, data from the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass) shows.

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