These are the latest family court items that should be right on your radar:
- I was not allowed to give evidence or cross-examine in family court: can I appeal? (Becket Chambers)
- Where are we with S. 65 (preventing cross-examination in person) of the Domestic Abuse Act? (Garden Court Chambers)
- Report Summary – Children and Families Act 2014: A failure of implementation (Spire Barristers)
Ultimately failed in improving the lives of children and young people.
How many times have we heard that.
And we will continue to do so.
As we bury our heads in the sand.
Separation loss grief is the hallmark
the mantle both siblings and parents/parent don
When separation occurs.
Every parent brought into vogue of authorities.
Should have afforded them, wrap around support,
A compassionate, caring, introduction to parenting skills,
and house keeping.
Coupled with professional Psychologists,
guiding parents through their acute situation, the mind set,
that brings them to a place where authorities
intervention has at the forefront ,the safety and well-being of the child/children.
This must be compulsory, not optional for parents/parent.
The end product,
Confident, happy parents/parent.
Flourishing in the joy of family life.
‘ Never separate the sacred bond of mother/parent and child’
Was the motto of Dr Kate Waller Barratt.
Who fulfilled her life,
introducing with the above qualities
To every single mother that crossed her threshold.
Ian Josephs said:
Opportunity to be heard
Every person has the right to have a hearing and be allowed to present his or her own case.: 582
The above is an extract from the european convention on human rights.Surely that principle must apply in any court anywhere ?
Even Hitler and Stalin usually allowed the condemned to speak in their own defence so as to give at least an appearance of fairness .
In my opinion any judge refusing to allow a party to the case to present their evidence should be hastily retired from the bench and never allowed to practice law in any form again !
Yes if the witness spouts matters that are irrelevant or misconducts themselves in other ways they can be silenced but surely they must always be given that initial opportunity to speak and present their evidence ?
Family courts should be be subject to the same rules as criminal courts .At present any idea of justice seems completely foreign to them………..