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Children’s experience of private law proceedings: Six key messages from research

8th February 2022

Nuffield Family Justice Observatory

The family court has a role in resolving disputes between separating parents over child arrangements—known as private law. More than twice as many private law applications are started in England and Wales each year than public law applications. Yet little is known about the children and families involved in them.

We reviewed UK and international research studies from the last 20 years (2000–2020) that directly obtained children’s and young people’s thoughts on parental separation and/or their experience of court proceedings.

Read the full article here: Nuffield Family Justice Observatory

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