The President of the Family Division, Andrew McFarlane, has published interim reports relating to proposals for reform within the family courts for both public and private family law cases.
The aim of the project is not to reform the legislation inside the system, instead it hopes to improve the ability of professionals inside the system to apply the current law.
As part of that effort, the Pres has launched a consultation inviting views on how to do this. And he’s looking for members of the public with bright ideas to get in touch.
In his note which has been published along with the reports, McFarlane says:
“My experience in visiting very many Family Court centres during the past 9 months is that some of the best ideas have come from individuals, it is, therefore, my hope that, in addition to organisations and other institutional consultees, individual professionals and members of the public will read these documents and become directly engaged in the consultation.”
If you’d like to get involved, the consultation runs from today, 3rd July, until 30th September 2019.
The main page which houses information on the consultation offers the ways in which you can submit your thoughts:
- Responses to the Private Law Interim Report can be submitted to the President’s Private Office by emailing email@example.com with the Subject Header of “PRIVATE LAW: Consultation Response”.
- Responses to the Public Law Interim Report can be submitted via this link.
- Any responses by post, should be sent to : The President of the Family Division, Family Division, Royal Courts of Justice, Strand, London, WC2A 2LL.
All the documents, including the interim reports, can be accessed here.
Ian Josephs said:
There must be NO PUNISHMENT WITHOUT CRIME
HOW TO PUT THINGS RIGHT
1:-We need a simple change in the law to stop children being taken when no crime against them by parents has been committed
2:Free speech should be restored to children in care at contact and to parents who want to protest publicly on TV or the media about their kids being removed
3:-.Forced adoption should be abolished so that all adoptions should be “Open” so that parents know where and with whom their children are going; All adoptions must be genuinely voluntary and contact between parents and child should be freely allowed after adoption.
4:-Abolish social workers and family courts. Replace them by police to deal with child cruelty and criminal courts where you are innocent until proved guilty !That is how it used to be…….
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Dr. Manhattan. said:
I agree with all points but in particular No1 and No3.
Can social workers go against a court order and stop contact coz his misbehaviour I don’t know what I’m entitled to as it on the books for adoption but contact remains the same due to his age where do I stand