A report from the family solutions group (FSG) makes sweeping recommendations including the creation of a support framework for children and young people whose parents separate. 

The FSG is a subgroup of the private law working group formed earlier this year to focus on improving the experiences of separating families away from the family court system.

The report’s central theme is that the child’s long-term welfare and their rights are placed more firmly at the centre of the family justice, whereas the current processes for issue resolution (in or out of court) tends to operate largely for parents.

It also wants to see the introduction of a presumption that all children and young people aged 10 and abo...

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