It seems slightly strange to me that this isn't (yet) a news item on the Department for Education website, but there have been considerable developments in the last 24 hours regarding the issue of shared parenting. As I mentioned in my News Update below, the Government's response to the consultation has been published, and the favoured option is a presumption that the welfare of the child will be furthered by involvement in the child's upbringing of each parent. In addition, the Government has published a draft clause to be inserted into section 1 of the Children Act, together with an explanatory note.
The explanatory note includes the following flow diagram (or, to use the jargon (because 'flow diagram' is clearly too easy), 'process map'), which explains how the presumption is expected to fit with the decision making process:
You can read more about the new provision on Family Law Week, here.