Despite clear legal requirements to consider domestic abuse in child contact decisions, a solicitor working with victims has said it happens “very rarely” – putting children in harm’s way and leaving victims trapped in drawn-out court battles.

The Scotsman can reveal research from a Scottish university has also found the majority of victims – mainly women – are told by solicitors not to disclose domestic abuse in child contact disputes, even if their abuser was convicted.

Concerns have been raised about women being told not to raise their ex-partner’s domestic abuse record in court. Picture: Laura Dodsworth, Scottish Women’s Aid

 

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Source: Experts and campaigners warn plight of domestic abuse victims and their children ignored in Scottish courts

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By / Published On: May 16th, 2021 / Tags: , / Categories: Crime, News /

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