Improving Justice in Child Contact

Improving Justice in Child Contact

Children's participation in child contact decision-making for families affected by domestic violence

Author: Improving Justice in Child Contact

The Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies (MIGS) worked with the Advisory Committee for the Prevention and Combating of Violence in the Family to host the first multi-stakeholder meeting in Cyprus for the Improving Justice in Child Contact project. The aim of the meeting was to discuss current challenges around and opportunities to improve children’s rights […]

Hi, I am one of the young experts for the IJCC Project, which stands for Improving Justice in Child Contact. Our group is based in Scotland and we talk about what it is we have to achieve to get children and young people’s rights at the centre of decisions around contact in families where there […]

Everyone working on the IJCC project really cares about improving children’s rights in contact cases where there has been domestic violence, and is working hard to make a difference. As part of the project we have an evaluation strand built in which will help make sure we get the data and feedback we need to […]

The first Safe & TogetherTM European conference is taking place in June 2019 in Stirling, Scotland. Safe & TogetherTM is a model for domestic violence informed child welfare work. The Improving Justice in Child Contact project is excited to see how Safe & TogetherTM might be used across Europe because the principles of Safe & […]

Improving Justice in Child Contact (IJCC) is a partnership project across 5 European countries (8 organisations) with the goal of improving children’s rights to participate in decisions that affect them. Bulgaria The Bulgarian Gender Research Foundation (BGRF) was founded in 1998 to promote social equality and women’s human rights. BGRF has a range of expertise […]

This blog is also available in English Olá, sou uma das jovens peritas para o Improving Justice in Child Contact (IJCC) Project (Projeto Melhorar o Sistema de Justiça quanto ao Regime de Visitas de Crianças em Situações de Violência Doméstica). Discursei recentemente, juntamente com outras duas jovens peritas, na reunião de lançamento do IJCC, em […]

Hello, my name is Ingrid and I work at Glasgow Women’s Aid (GWA) as a children and young people’s support worker. I would like to share my thoughts and insights from the Improving Justice in Child Contact (IJCC) kick-off meeting which I attended with 3 fantastic young people who engage in our participation projects. The […]

Este blog também está disponível em Português Hello, I am one of the Young Experts for the Improving Justice in Child Contact (IJCC) Project. I and two other Young Experts recently spoke at the first IJCC kick-off meeting in Edinburgh. We talked about the project and what we hope to achieve with it, as well […]

Children tell us that some of the systems that are supposed to keep them safe and well actually harm them. But our systems are not always good at hearing what children can tell us about how to keep them safer. One particular area of concern is child contact – the legal systems that decide if, […]


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