Researching Reform

As part of a new series, we are inviting families, and professionals inside the family justice system, to share their experiences with us. The series is called Real Live Interviews, as the majority of people we talk to are either going through the court process as the interview takes place or work inside the system on a daily basis.

Our first interview is with a mother who is being threatened with the removal of her children because the system does not believe their father is abusive, despite professional reports which indicate to the contrary.

All names have been changed to protect the identity of the families involved, unless stated otherwise.

1. Hello Sue. Why are you going through the family courts?

My ex partner wants to keep control of my life by applying for contact and/or residence of my daughter to act out his abuse, revenge and vengeance for me leaving…

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