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Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Chlidren's Voices in English Family Law

From BBC:

A new guide, drawn up by the children's rights director specifically for young people, tells them how to give opinions on how they should be treated.

The comments will be fed into the government's current review of the family justice system.

The review's chairman, David Norgrove, said it was vital children had a voice.

"The publication of the Young Person's Guide gives them this opportunity and the panel will carefully consider what they say," he said.

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Oh dear – yet again, the terms “UK” and “England and Wales” are being used on Family Law Prof Blog as if they were synonymous. They are not. “UK” means England and Wales and Scotland and Northern Ireland, not just one of the component parts.

Posted by: Elaine E Sutherland | Jul 4, 2011 3:40:16 AM

Yes, apologies!

Posted by: Margaret Ryznar | Jul 7, 2011 3:50:52 PM

In the realm of family law, the children whose lives will be effected by the outcome of the Court's ruling, must have a voice that is heard by the ultimate decision makers. That being said, the issue is not so 'black & white' when you take into consideration cases where the children involved are of a very immature age.

Posted by: Divorce Oklahoma City | Jul 10, 2011 3:34:00 PM

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