As the courts commendably move to try to put themselves in the place of the family members that come before it, Lord Justice Sedley does the extraordinary and highlights the significance of allowing the Voice of the Child its full clarity, in a  case last week.

Credit must also go to the savvy social worker who assessed the little chap and came to the same conclusion as Lord Justice Sedley.

For understanding the importance of listening to little people and using sound common sense to come to a solution, albeit a saddening one for both the mother and son in this case and one which places an emphasis on respecting young people’s feelings and the need to allow those feelings to be worked through without coercion, Researching Reform makes Lord Justice Sedley, Judge of the Week.

To read more about the case, click here.