Family court changes to protect children ‘lifesaving’
By Natasha Peach
New family court guidance to protect children from violent parents during custody disputes is “lifesaving”, domestic violence campaigners say.
The changes, which ask judges to consider whether the presumption that both parents should be granted access applies, will be introduced on Monday.
Women’s Aid said judges should have compulsory training.
The Ministry of Justice said it was determined to improve the treatment of abuse victims in the justice system.
The changes will apply in England and Wales.