Family Law has shown itself to be less than accurate, and at times negligent, when it comes to failing to protect the safety of children. Despite children disclosing abuse, we repeatedly witness the Family Court giving access or custody to people the children say have harmed them. We continue to support protective parents when their children are made to live with the abusive parent by court order, and we see first hand the pain and suffering this causes the parent and child.
It is also too commonly found that state based processes and services are ignored, trivialised and discounted by practitioners associated and in the Family court system. Family Law cases are often very difficult because of the provisions of Section 121 of the Family Law Act, which makes disclosure an offence, however we are passionate about advocating for the protection and rights of protective parents and their children.