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Information and guidance on the Family Proceedings Advisory Service

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Information for Children about the Family Proceedings Advisory Service

Family Proceedings Advisory Service - Family Mediation - Leaflet
Information on family Mediation provided by the Family Proceedings Advisory Service

Family Proceedings Advisory Service - Roles and Responsibilities
The Roles and Responsibilities of the Family Proceedings Advisory Service

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Family Proceedings Advisory Service procedure for compliments, concerns and complaints

Family Proceedings Advisory Service - Child, Youth and Community Tribunal System
Information on the Child, Youth and Community Tribunal System

Family Proceedings Advisory Service

The Family Proceedings Advisory Service (previously the Safeguarder Service)  was set up to represent the interests of children and young people in public and private legal proceedings under The Children (Guernsey and Alderney) Law, 2008 (as amended). 

The Family Proceedings Advisory Service only undertakes work referred by the Court and also provides an advisory service to the Courts.

The Service has three main aims:
•     to act as a mediator between parents who are separating or divorcing where care of children is an issue
•     in private law  the Court appoints a Family Proceedings Adviser to act solely in the interests of the child when parents are going through legal proceedings with regard to divorce
•     in public law, when requested by the Court, a Family Proceedings Adviser acts independently of the States or a committee in matters relating to a child's welfare purely in the interests of the child.

The Family Proceedings Advisory Service is based at the Guernsey Information Centre.   Private consultation and a mediation room are available.

Contact details:

Family Proceedings Advisory Service
Guernsey Information Centre
North Esplanade
St Peter Port
Guernsey
GY1 2LQ

Telephone: +44 (0)1481 743700
Email:  fpasadmin@gov.gg