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Improving Justice in Child Contact

Improving Justice in Child Contact

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

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Author: Sarah Morton, Matter of Focus Children’s views about whether they feel safe or want to have to see parents who have been abusive, are often ignored by the courts. This puts them in dangerous and harmful situations (read more HERE) Matter of Focus worked with women’s rights organisations from five countries across Europe as […]

Improving justice in child contact is a project exploring child contact decisions in families affected by domestic abuse. It is funded by the European Union’s Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme (2014-2020). Child contact is understood to be the systems and court processes which decide whether and how a child sees a parent that they are […]

Authors: Ruth Friskney and Claire Houghton Young survivors of gender-based violence are at the forefront of innovative responses to Gender Based Violence in Scotland. National young people’s participation projects – Voice Against Violence, Power Up Power Down, and Everyday Heroes – have transformed Scotland’s understanding of gender based violence through young people’s perspectives. The projects’ […]

A high level meeting between the IJCC project team and the Romanian National Agency for Equal Opportunities between Women and Man Within the context of continuous collaboration and dialogue between the National Agency for Equal Opportunities between Women and Men (ANES) and representatives of non-governmental organisations working in the fields of equal opportunities between women […]

    Despite the COVID-19 outbreak, the Community Safety and Mediation Center (CSMC) project team from Iasi, Romania, took to the road across the country to find out ways to better protect girls and boys who face Court Order decisions for contact with their abusive parents.   Independent interviews with children and their mother who […]

All of us at Yello! (the young experts advising the Improving Justice in Child Contact project) are motivated young people, and we’re always ready to go, to jump onto the next project or meeting or whatever we have planned. It’s just who we are and why Yello! have managed to do so many amazing things. […]

This blog was written and translated by Maria, 13 years old from Romania, who has been working with the Community Safety and Mediation Centre Foundation (CMSC), the Romanian partner in the Improving Justice in Child Contact project   Hi! I’m Maria, I’m almost 14 years old and I have two older sisters. My story is […]

The Improving Justice in Child Contact project was set up to address the barriers to children’s participation in disputed child contact. Child contact is communication, such as phone calls or visits, between a child and a parent with whom the child is not regularly living. The project considers court processes in particular, asking how they […]

Dr Fiona Morrison and Professor Kay Tisdall published this blog about the progress of the Children (Scotland) Bill through the Scottish Parliament on 19 August 2020 under the Children’s Participation in Family Law Project.   The Children (Scotland) Bill will reform the law[1] that deals with how children participate in decisions about child contact. The Bill promises to improve […]

‘A’ is a young women supported by Women’s Aid in Scotland. She shared her experiences of the child contact system in the hope that it would help challenge the injustices experiences by children and young people. Her full story is available as the IJCC project briefing: A child’s experiences of child contact processes. It has […]


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