A very interesting information leaflet has been published by Maypole, called Listening to Mothers, which highlights research emphasising the importance of listening to mothers and giving their views significant weight when looking to promote the welfare of the child. It goes without saying that this assertion relates to the majority of mothers who care for their children on a daily basis and who are in tune with their needs.

At just £2.50, it’s worth purchasing not just for the content but to support this very worth-while charity and addresses an ingrained stigma in the family justice system relating to women and their emotional bonds with their little ones.