As the government continues to deliberate over whether it has confidence in, well, itself, it’s probably safe for me to assume that those of us who work with families in crisis are somewhat nervous about what the next few months have in store.
While the last few years have most certainly been tumultuous in politics - with multiple changes in leadership, and more political party comings and goings than the Love Island villa – we have at least benefitted from some progress within the family law and mediation arena.
The introduction of the Government Mediation Voucher Scheme has been irrefutably successful, and the initial measures to reduce the backlog in the family courts – including the Nightingale courts, as well as the video and remote hearings – have had a modest but notable impact.
We had even reached a point where the Justice Committee was pushing forward the need for the development of a specific action plan to improve the quality of support for separating couples and their children.
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