The BBC very kindly interviewed Researching Reform this morning about the way children are viewed inside the Family Courts.
Having discovered our Freedom Of Information request asking the government what had happened to a policy allowing children to speak to judges, the BBC wanted to find out what the government’s response was, and the reasons behind what has become a movement to amplify the Voice of the Child inside the family courts.
We offered the BBC a summary of how the Voice of the Child as a policy measure has evolved over the last eight years, why it is so important for judges to speak and engage with children and the phenomenal benefits of a ‘no cost’ policy which would ultimately make the Family Court much more efficient.
We’ll share the piece with you once it’s published.
If you’d like a quick look at the policy and how it developed, including information on the FOI request we made, you can find out more in our article for Lexis Nexis here.