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Over 100,000 children trapped in family courts

2nd April 2024

Solicitors Journal

Private children law cases are stagnant, taking over 11 months on average, leaving families in limbo.

The family courts of England and Wales are grappling with a crisis as new figures from the Ministry of Justice expose a distressing reality: over 100,000 children are currently caught in the quagmire of court backlogs, left waiting for decisions that will shape their futures. This revelation sheds light on the urgent need for reform within the family justice system to ensure timely resolution and safeguard the well-being of vulnerable children and their families.

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