South London Care Proceedings Project
The South London Care Proceedings Project (SLCPP) is an initiative in South East London prompted in 2013 by the wish to reduce unnecessary delay for children in care proceedings. It aimed to have proceedings completed within 26 weeks, though monitoring closely the progress of each case, identifying and tracking together the causes of delay, and sharing lessons about good social work and judicial practice.
The partnership comprises the main agencies involved in care proceedings brought by the neighbouring London Boroughs of Greenwich, Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark - hence the common reference to SLCPP as "The Quad". The other SLCPP members are the local authority link judges at the Central Family Court, CAFCASS and family lawyers acting for children and parents.
SLCPP is one of several initiatives that were modelled on the Tri-Borough Care Proceedings Pilot in West London that started in April 2012.
Please see the reports below for further reading:-