Accountability in Family Court

Accountability in Family Court

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Charlotte Budd started this petition to Goverment

Family court to have an independent body to assess complaints and check that family court procedures are being correctly met and handled giving a fairer and safer system for all.


We are calling on the government to ensure that there is a safe and independent body that enables victims to complain regarding their court cases, where judges and magistrates can be held accountable for any wrongdoing.
Family court have continually put victims of abuse and children in unsafe contact orders and time and time again do not uphold the correct procedures such as the 12J Practice. Currently there are only a few places for victims to complain, they are not specialised in abuse and the complaint procedure is far too long or simply victims are too scared to complain as these entities are not independent from Family Court. The judiciary system is there to protect those who need it and when that is not upheld there should be accountability.


Further to this the independent body should also allow specialists to randomly pick cases to check that the correct procedures are being met. Adding further safety for the most vulnerable going through family court and ensuring that misconduct is held accountable.


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Thank you

Charlotte

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