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13 July 2009

Every Family Matters
An in-depth review of Family Law in Britain

The latest CSJ policy report is launched today. Every Family Matters: An in-depth review of Family Law in Britain presents the conclusions of the CSJ Family Law Review.

The report is a comprehensive analysis of the impact of English family law on family life. It makes 131 recommendations which will ensure that the law does not contribute to family breakdown but, rather, supports stable and healthy families ensuring better life outcomes for children and the well-being of adults.

The recommendations are in the following areas:

Every Family Matters is the UK’s most comprehensive review of Family Law in forty years.

"Every Family Matters" A Policy Report by the Family Law Review
Executive Summary



The CSJ will report on all its latest policy research at the Conservative Party Conference and host challenging debates at the Labour, Conservative and Liberal Democrat Conferences this autumn.

Speakers include Rt Hon Iain Duncan Smith MP, Chris Grayling MP, Rt Hon Theresa May MP, Dominic Grieve MP, Caroline Spelman MP, Michael Gove MP, Maria Miller MP, Grant Shapps MP, Nick Hurd MP, Edward Garnier QC MP, David Ruffley MP, David Burrowes MP, Tim Loughton MP, Lord Freud, Jonathan Aitken, Fraser Nelson, Ray Mallon, Theodore Dalrymple, Ferdinand Mount, Tim Montgomerie, and Philippa Stroud,



£70,000 in cash prizes were awarded to 7 of the UK's best poverty fighting groups at the CSJ Awards 2009 on 1 July. Rt Hon Iain Duncan Smith MP, Charles Clarke MP (Lab), Simon Hughes MP (Lib Dem) and Eric Pickles MP (Con) joined celebrities Tamsin Grieg, Patty Boulaye, GMTV's Emma Crosby and Booker prize winner Ben Okri amongst others in an inspiring event sponsored by the Pears Foundation and J.P.Morgan Asset Management. Find out more at


Juliette Ash, Alliance Director, has gone on maternity leave, placing the 200 plus poverty fighting organisations of the CSJ Alliance in the care of Projects Director Chris Bullivant. Juliette says, "I've met some incredible organisations in the last two years and look forward to being in touch on my return." In the meantime, CSJ Alliance partners can get to know each other on the new social networking site





There are still sponsorship opportunities with the CSJ for this Autumn's Conference Season, for details call Chris Bullivant on 020 7340 9650

And finally, if you would like to donate regularly to the CSJ you can now do this through the website at


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