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An evaluation of the Family Drug and Alcohol Court in Wales pilot: Interim report

Meindl, Melissa ORCID:, Hosch, Meghan and Westlake, David ORCID: 2022. An evaluation of the Family Drug and Alcohol Court in Wales pilot: Interim report. [Project Report]. Cardiff University. Available at:

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The UK’s first FDAC was piloted in London between 2008 and 2011, and the model is widely deemed to be successful in reducing the number of children in care through family reunification. As a result, FDAC in the UK has been growing steadily, with 16 FDAC teams currently working in 24 courts and serving 37 local authorities. Cardiff and Vale is Wales’ first FDAC. Through this evaluation, we are aiming to support the effective delivery of FDAC in Wales, set the scene for a larger-scale evaluation, fill gaps in our understanding and update our theory of how FDAC works to achieve positive outcomes for children and families.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Children’s Social Care Research and Development Centre (CASCADE)
Publisher: Cardiff University
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 9 December 2022
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2022 12:00

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