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Involving children in proceedings - how and why

Date:14 AUG 2014
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Pupil Barrister
A few months ago I was asked to speak on a panel at the Voice of the Child Conference 2014. My topic was whether the family court is the right solution for cases involving children and young people. I was asked because of my children’s rights experience and the fact that I am just starting a career at the Bar.

In October I will start my pupillage at New Court Chambers and for the past year I have been working full time at Dot Com Children’s Foundation. Dot Com Children’s Foundation enables children to recognise the importance of positive values and empowers them to make safer choices throughout their lives. We do this through journals that are used at school during PSHE lessons (Personal Social Health and Economic Education).

Before this and before interning in the legal world I also volunteered at a number of national children charities.

In considering whether the family court is ...

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