The government is to take a closer look at how well the family court is protecting children in response to concerns that they are exposed to potential harm in domestic abuse cases.
The Ministry of Justice will convene a panel of experts for a three-month exercise to ensure the family court ‘works first and foremost in the explicit interests of the child’, prioritising their safety, health and wellbeing. The panel will include senior members of the judiciary, academics and charities. A call for evidence will be issued ‘imminently’ to hear from those directly involved in cases.
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