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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Family Courts: Domestic Abuse more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the Ministry of Justice press release of 21 May 2019 entitled Spotlight on child protection in family courts (a) if he will list the panel of experts assembled and (b) whether any survivors or victims of domestic abuse will sit on the panel. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield, Heeley more like this
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Louise Haigh more like this
star this property uin 262456 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
star this property answer text <p>On 21 May 2019 we announced a public call for evidence led by a panel of experts to gather evidence on how the family courts protect children and parents in cases of domestic abuse and other serious offences.</p><p> </p><p>The inaugural panel meeting is due to take place Friday 14 June 2019, after which we will publicly announce the panel members and agreed objectives for the call for evidence.</p><p> </p><p>The panel members represent key parties to the issue and will provide expertise from across the Family Justice System. Included are representatives from the Judiciary, academia, social care, policy officials and third sector organisations which represent and advocate for victims of domestic abuse.</p><p> </p><p>It is vital that this call for evidence can contribute to real improvements to the Family Justice System to protect victims and their families. For this reason, the experiences of victims will be central to the evidence gathered by the panel.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
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less than 2019-06-13T08:16:16.917Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T08:16:16.917Z
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star this property label Biography information for Paul Maynard remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Louise Haigh more like this
1130962
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Family Courts more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) public and (b) private law cases were referred to the Family Courts in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd more like this
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Liz Saville Roberts more like this
star this property uin 262428 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>Statistics for the number of public and private Law case applications referred to the family courts in the each of the last five years is published in the Family Court Statistics Quarterly, and is available here: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/family-court-statistics-quarterly-october-to-december-2018</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T09:44:52.83Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T09:44:52.83Z
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3926
star this property label Biography information for Paul Maynard remove filter
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4521
unstar this property label Biography information for Liz Saville Roberts more like this
1130963
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Family Courts more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many private law cases were referred to the Family Courts in which (a) both, (b) one and (c) neither parent or carer were represented by a solicitor in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd more like this
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Liz Saville Roberts more like this
star this property uin 262429 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <table><tbody><tr><td><p>The number of unrepresented parties in private law Children Act case starts are shown in the table below: <table><tbody><tr><td colspan="7"><p><strong>Table 1:</strong> Annual number of private law cases starting in Family Courts in England and Wales from 2014 to 2018 in which both, one or neither party had legal representation</p></td></tr><tr><td rowspan="2"><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td rowspan="2"><p><strong>Total number of cases started</strong></p></td><td colspan="3"><p><strong>Parties with legal representation</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Both applicant and respondent</p></td><td><p>Either applicant or respondent</p></td><td><p>Neither applicant nor respondent</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p><strong> 42,114 </strong></p></td><td><p>7,424</p></td><td><p>18,630</p></td><td><p>16,060</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p><strong> 43,347 </strong></p></td><td><p>7,654</p></td><td><p>18,500</p></td><td><p>17,193</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p><strong> 48,246 </strong></p></td><td><p>8,262</p></td><td><p>20,048</p></td><td><p>19,936</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017</p></td><td><p><strong> 50,652 </strong></p></td><td><p>8,303</p></td><td><p>20,497</p></td><td><p>21,852</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018</p></td><td><p><strong> 51,672 </strong></p></td><td><p>8,561</p></td><td><p>20,346</p></td><td><p>22,765</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Notes:</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="7"><p>1) An applicant party is considered 'represented' if at least one applicant has a recorded representative. Likewise for respondents.</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="7"><p>2) Parties in private law cases are usually the parents or people with parental responsibility for the child/children involved. Others, including grandparents and carers, can apply after gaining permission from the court.</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="7"><p>3) Private law adoptions are not included</p></td></tr></tbody></table>Since 2015, we have invested almost £6.5million in a support strategy for unrepresented parties. This provides practical support and information as well as routes to free or more affordable legal advice. Public funding remains available for parents in public law Children Act proceedings where a local authority seeks an order to place a child in care or under its supervision, and in private law Children Act cases where there is evidence of domestic or child abuse.<table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td></tr></tbody></table></p></td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T16:30:36.553Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T16:30:36.553Z
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star this property label Biography information for Paul Maynard remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Liz Saville Roberts more like this