A research team is currently putting out a call for evidence as a means of getting feedback on what we think is an excellent idea – improving the way research is used in the Family Courts, through the creation of an observatory.
It’s an exciting development, and one that we think deserves to be spread.
The team is going to be exploring ways in which we might be able to gather available evidence relevant to family justice; offer independent expertise; identify gaps in current research and provide a central source where organisations can access the latest data.
Everyone is invited to contribute, including lawyers, judges, policy makers, researchers and families and children who have experienced or are experiencing the system.
If the observatory is implemented, it could potentially improve general understanding of complex issues inside the system, raise the standard of practice across the family justice sector and create a truly transparent process.
The closing date for the consultation is Monday 31st October, 2016.
What do you think? Is an observatory a good idea or can you see any down sides to its creation?
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An excellent idea that suggests changes in attitudes and thinking. It is high time for changes in both.
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Maggie Tuttle said:
Natasha the link is todays news again for cuts in the legal teams and Mr Front man yet again under orders (Munby) a research team is a good idea but will go no where it is just more jobs for the boys with more money, we only have to look at all of the different commities set up in the last year for the courts abused victims families kids legal aid and all goes no where.
Maggie Tuttle said:
Number of paedophiles in Britain will shock public, warns Deputy Children’s Commissioner for England
May 31, 2015, The Telegraph (One of the UK’s leading newspapers)
Child sex abuse is so rife in Britain that there is not enough land in the country to build the number of prisons needed to house the perpetrators, the Deputy Children’s Commissioner for England has warned. Sue Berelowitz, who is currently chairing the government’s inquiry into the problem said the public would be shocked by the sheer scale of the problem when she reports in November. “I want us to keep in mind that people who sexually abuse children … are here and in our midst. “There certainly needs to be much more awareness to bring it into the public’s consciousness. The figures when I report in November are going to be very shocking indeed. “If the CPS were to prosecute everyone we would need a rolling prison programme. I would say there probably isn’t the land to build enough prisons.” Mrs Berelowitz’s report comes in the wake of abuse scandals in areas including Rotherham, where it was reported that 1,400 children were abused between 1997 and 2013. A previous inquiry into sex abuse by gangs revealed that from August 2010 to October 2011 at least 2,409 children were sexually exploited by gangs and groups across England. Scotland Yard is also being investigated by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) over claims that it covered up child sex abuse because of the involvement of influential MPs and police officers between the 1970 and 2000s. Mrs Berelowitz claimed that there were still cover ups happening in local authorities and police stations.
Note: Watch an excellent segment by Australia’s “60-Minutes” team “Spies, Lords and Predators” on a pedophile ring in the UK which leads directly to the highest levels of government. A second suppressed documentary, “Conspiracy of Silence,” goes even deeper into this topic in the US. For more along these lines, see concise summaries of deeply revealing sexual abuse scandal news articles from reliable major media sources.
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A sign of sanity on the horizon???
Shaun O'Connell said:
In 13 years no social worker or Guardian or ‘expert’ including one on the family justice council have been able to tell me how attachment is assessed……best answer was ‘it’s complicated,’ I would expect any such hub to include the dubious and unscientific approach as they have with brain development and attachment theories no doubt allowed to flourish without thought as I and others are sure that one day disorders like aspergers syndrome are caused environmentally and not related to autism….. there are too many pollutants around to ignore such ideas… the increase in asthma was eventually admitted to be due to the increase in diesel, so what would an observatory, no doubt fueled by psychobabble, do but perpetuate unscientific ideas? http://www.translationaldevelopmentalpsychiatry.net/index.php/tdp/article/view/28647
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Childcare Proceedings Exposed said:
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Law needs to change against corrupt family judges and corrupt social workers there should be punishment with fabrication of evidence sanitize evidence from corrupt social workers lying guardians who always side with social workers physiologist they no bloody better write utter lies in statements all copy and paste from corrupt medical experts without seeing you or your children if found guilty on probabilities then why the hell can a parent not fight back to get her children back no innocent mother father grandparent should ever go through a corrupt system judges are biased from day one you set foot in that court room.
You guilty from day one change the bloody law and return the children to their families that loves them
From a grandparent who has fought this corrupt system and no further forward for justice or truth
Richard Grenville said:
A great idea Natasha. Too many of those who report to Courts either don’t have a clue about the most recent or relevant research or have their own amore propre’ which they cannot disregard when it become irrelevant or outdated. Their ignorance leads to many inappropriate decisions regarding children. Some prime examples are that PAS has been completely discounted as it has no scientific support whatsoever and has been rejected by the relevant professional community, research has shown that when children disclose child sexual abuse, then in over 96% of instances the child is being truthful and in Australian law children have to be treated as competent witnesses and their testimony as credible and reliable. Another instance is that false allegations in Family Court custody proceedings occur in less than 9% of instances, and of those 55% of false allegations are made by fathers, and 45% by mothers. Unfortunately. much of these research findings are inconvenient truths in Family Courts proceedings and many court reporters prefer to believe the mythology on such matters in order to uphold male entitlement and ownership.
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