Welcome to another week.

In light of an increasing number of cases coming before the courts which feature children allegedly being exposed to extremist ideologies, the President of the Family Division, Sir James Munby, has released a set of guidelines on how the Family Court and involved agencies should operate in this context.

The recommendations include ensuring that, due to the complex nature of these cases, only High Court judges within the Family Division are to preside over such matters, a renewed call to ask agencies to work together and share information and the need to place any child involved’s welfare as the paramount consideration, but not the sole consideration.

Relevant case law has also been added for ease of reference.

Our question to you then, is just this: do you think the guidelines are helpful?

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