Bob Reitemeier, Chief Executive of The Children’s Society, said:
“A radical overhaul of the family justice system is long overdue. For too long, it has functioned as an incoherent, disjointed system that does not meet the best interests of the child. Delay in decision making, a lack of understanding of child development and a culture that often works against children rather than for children has led to poor outcomes. The government should not delay in moving to reform the system so that in every case the child's concerns are at the heart of the decision making process.”
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Notes to editors
- The Children’s Society wants to create a society where children and young people are valued, respected and happy. We are committed to helping vulnerable and disadvantaged young people, including children in care and young runaways. We give a voice to disabled children, help young refugees to rebuild their lives and provide relief for young carers. Through our campaigns and research, we seek to influence policy and perceptions so that young people have a better chance in life.