Friday, June 03, 2011

Young People's Guide to the Family Justice Review

The Ministry of Justice has today published a 'Young People's Guide' to the Family Justice Review. According to the MoJ website, the Guide "accompanies the interim report published by the Family Justice Review and gives children a unique opportunity to participate in the ongoing consultation". The Guide can be found, in .PDF format, here.

I'm sure that seeking the views of children is a good thing, although they are not exactly being given much time to respond to the consultation. The Guide is somewhat late - the interim report was published back in March, and the consultation ends on the 23rd June.

I would also mention, en passant, what Sandra Davis said about the Family Justice Review in her weekly article on Family Law yesterday:
"That Review though is plainly a cost cutting exercise with no mandate whatsoever to recommend any substantive review of principle."

I don't think this is mentioned in the Guide...

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