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Family Courts: Domestic Abuse

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN HL1457, tabled on 7 September 2017

To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made in ensuring that the judiciary are trained to adhere to Practice Direction 12J: Child Arrangements and Contact Order: Domestic Violence and Harm in all private law family proceedings where domestic abuse is alleged.

Answered on

19 September 2017

Under the Constitutional Reform Act 2005, responsibility for the training of judges rests with the Lord Chief Justice. There is no ministerial oversight of such training.