A major win for Child First

Wednesday 4th January 2017

Polly Neate, Chief Executive of Women’s Aid, said:

“We are delighted that the Justice Secretary Liz Truss MP has commissioned an emergency review to find the quickest way to ban perpetrators of domestic abuse from directly cross-examining their victims within the family court system – a key demand of the courageous survivors who have spoken out for the Women’s Aid Child First campaign. This will make the family court process safer for survivors of domestic abuse, so they can advocate effectively for the safety of their children. It will help the family courts genuinely put children’s interests first, which is what they are supposed to do. Women’s Aid is proud to have got this issue onto the public and political agenda; it is clear that this outdated and abhorrent practice can no longer be allowed to continue. We look forward to working closely with the Government to progress the solution.”

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