Caring for Children of Domestic Abuse

Posted on 15-04-19 by Michele Martin Number of votes: 0 | Number of comments: 0

At the moment victims of domestic violence have to fight their way through the courts to gain custody of their children. Then it's only after months of agony of seeing their children sent back to their abuser and hearing of the cruel treatment they receive that they are finally allowed to look after their kids free of the abuser.

However if the abused partner then dies they have absolutely no say in what happens to their children and under the current law the children are automatically returned to the abusive parent.

This is clearly unjust and needs to be changed so that the parent the court has judged responsible enough to take care of the children, can then decide who their children could be looked after in the event of the parent's death.

Referring to: Justice and Home Affairs

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