Guidance: Designated family judge trailblazer pilot: submit an application

Department For Education

December 7
15:06 2023


The application period has now closed.

The Department for Education (DfE) invites eligible local authorities to apply to participate in a pilot aimed at reducing delays in public law proceedings in the family court.

The pilot will involve local authorities from 5 selected designated family judge areas working with a delivery partner to co-design and implement solutions to reduce court delays.

The pilot will run from January 2024 until March 2025.

The documents provided here give full details on:

  • eligibility
  • funding
  • how to submit your application
Published 6 October 2023
Last updated 7 December 2023 +show all updates
  1. Updated to reflect that the deadline for submitting applications was 1 December 2023.

  2. Updated to extend the application deadline to midday on 1 December 2023.

  3. First published.

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