Domestic abuse victims’ voices to be heard

23 Jul 2019

Domestic abuse survivors have been asked by government for their experiences of how the family court protects them and their children in private family proceedings.

A three-month project has just announced by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) with the aim of shaping the future of the family court by engaging with victims.

The government says it wants to strengthen child protection in the family court by examining the impact of continued contact with an abusive parent and the general well-being of children in the current system.

The courts must consider the potential harm to the child and parent where there is evidence of domestic abuse. There is no automatic right to parental involvement.

An expert panel will oversee ...

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