Child Protection in Court Processes under Review

The government has launched a three-month project, aiming to ensure that the family court process priorities the safety, health and wellbeing of children.

The review panel will include senior members of the judiciary, academics and charities. They will consider how family courts handle a range of offences, including rape, child abuse, assault, sexual assault, murder and other violent crime.

A focus will be given to the court’s approach in cases featuring allegations of domestic abuse.

The findings of this project will inform whether the existing safeguards in the courts process require strengthening.

Justice Minister Paul Maynard said, “some of the most vulnerable in our society come before the family courts, and I am absolutely determined that we offer them every protection.”.

If you have any enquiries relating to your child protection or arrangements matter, then contact us at Audley Chaucer.

Written by Syeda Anjum

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