The Ministry of Justice has launched a three-month inquiry into child protection in family courts after more than 120 MPs called for a review on behalf of victims of domestic violence.
The project follows research by the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire show, which found four children have been killed in the past five years by parents with a history of domestic violence given access by the courts.
The project aims to ensure that the family court works in the explicit interests of the child, such as their safety, health and well-being.
The MOJ-chaired panel of experts will include senior members of the judiciary, leading academics and charities.
It will consider how the family courts handle a range of offences inclu...