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IDAS Champion, survivor and campaigner Claire Throssell, makes a public appeal for people to take part in the recent Ministry of Justice (MoJ) consultation on the Family Court.  

In 2014, Claire’s ex-husband set alight fourteen fires in her former marital home, which resulted in her two sons, Jack (12) and Paul (9), being killed. This took place during an unsupervised, court ordered contact visit with their father. Claire appeals to anyone with experience of the Family Court to share their views so that the voices of survivors and their children can be heard.  

The call for evidence is an online questionnaire which asks for information to assist the MoJ review panel in assessing the risk of harm to children and parents in private law children’s cases. The panel would like to hear from individuals or organisations who have experienced any aspect of family justice personally or professionally, as well as any providers of support services. This will run for three months until 26th August 2019. If you have any experience in this area, please take some time to complete the questionnaire.  

Over the last ten months, we have been conducting a review of the Family Courts. Claire has played a key role in this work and we support her appeal for people to share their experiences. 


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