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Speech by Sir Nicholas Wilson: “The ears of the child in family proceedings”

“All those who work in the family justice system need to be more imaginative about the nature and depth of the perplexities, frustrations, worries and fears of children who are the subject of family proceedings” says Lord Justice Wilson. He calls for more professional support for children who are the subject of family proceedings.

“There is an urgent need to devise a system…by which we can dispel such of the fears of children as can honestly be dispelled, inform them to some extent about the nature of the proceedings raging above their heads and answer some of the questions which are likely to beset them.”

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