|National Youth Advocacy Service (NYAS)|| |
A charity which can become involved in family cases in the role of children’s guardians as an alternative to CAFCASS.
|Needs, Wishes & Feelings|| |
A report conducted by CAFCASS in order to determine the child’s ‘ascertainable wishes and feelings’ and his ‘physical, emotional and educational needs’.
Synonyms - Disregard, Ignore, Overlook
Persistent failure to meet a child’s physical or emotional needs, resulting in impairment to health or development.
|Neutral Citation|| |
System of classifying cases introduced in 2001 which consists of the name of the case and the year and court in which it was heard.
|No Further Action (NFA)|| |
Formula used by the police when there is insufficient evidence to justify charging or cautioning a suspect.
|No-Delay Principle|| |
Principle in Section 1(2) of the Children Act that delay in the court process be kept to a minimum.
|No-Fault Divorce|| |
Removal from divorce legislation of the long-standing requirement that the petitioner prove the respondent to be at fault in some way.
|No-Order Principle|| |
Principle that the Court should not make any order in respect of a child unless doing so is better for the child than making no order at all.
Injury to a child which cannot be explained as accidental.
In Scotland the condition of living separately for a specified period to qualify for divorce.
|Non-Molestation Order (NMO or “Non-Mol”)|| |
Injunctive order, preventing the respondent engaging in behaviour which the applicant finds distressing.
|NonResident Parent (NRP)|| |
Purely financial term used to describe the parent with liability for paying child support.
|North Yorkshire Declaration|| |
The early decision to rule out the child’s biological parents as suitable carers.
|Notice of Proceedings|| |
Form on which the Court informs the respondent of the application or petition.
State of a marriage rendered null by a court ruling.