Silenced by the family courts

For too long as individuals and collectively, we have been silenced by the family courts and CAFCASS and in Scotland and Northern Ireland by the family court services which are supposed to support our children. We have suffered and our children have suffered and their lives and ours have been impoverished because of what we have been subjected to.

 

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3 thoughts on “Silenced by the family courts

  1. Cafcass and the Family Court has routinely severed the child-parent bond in disputes consisting of little other than quantum and frequency of a child’s time.
    Cafcass has no time-based framework setting out the norms of post separation parenting in the median case. Thus the default position is nugatory or no contact. Cafcass reporters are at liberty to arrive at opposite conclusions based on the same facts. Yet their recommendations are rarely challenged by the Judiciary.
    Secrecy has not protected the ‘best interests of children’; it has protected the interests of incompetence and procedural neglect.
    Cafcass is responsible for creating needless one-parent families behind closed doors on an almost industrial scale.
    Secrecy has preserved an enigma.

  2. Systemic failings of the Family Court have long been well documented in rhe public domain.
    Judicial reliance on potentially misleading reports by Cafcass without training in the main area of their work has laid to waste the futures of over 1.5 million children in separating families.
    Cafcass has NO guidelines setting out the norms of post separation parenting in the median case as a benchmark – and NO training in parental alienation, recognised as a common factor where child arrangements are contested.
    Child-parent severance is considered the ‘norm’.
    All attempts to install such a framework have been rebuffed.
    There can be no social benefit from the needless manufacture of one parent families. This debacle is nothing other than a scandal of national proportion – with dire ramifications for children and society in both the short and longterm.
    Family Court secrecy has NOT protected ‘the best interests of children’; it has protected the interests of incompetence and procedural neglect.
    Secrecy has preserved an enigma.

  3. Systemic failings of the Family Court have long been well documented in rhe public domain including its failure to address PA, properly or at all.
    In this vein, Judicial reliance on potentially misleading reports by Cafcass without training in the main area of their work has laid to waste the futures of over 1.5 million children in separating families.
    Cafcass has NO guidelines setting out the norms of post separation parenting in the median case as a benchmark – and NO training in parental alienation, recognised as a common factor where child arrangements are contested.
    Child-parent severance is considered the ‘norm’.
    All attempts to install such a framework have been rebuffed.
    There can be no social benefit from the needless manufacture of one parent families. This debacle is nothing other than a scandal of national proportion – with dire ramifications for children and society in both the short and longterm.
    Family Court secrecy has NOT protected ‘the best interests of children’; it has protected the interests of incompetence and procedural neglect.
    Secrecy has preserved an enigma.