Level of domestic abuse allegations in family court

In 2017 Cafcass and Women’s Aid published findings of their research into “Allegations of domestic abuse in child contact cases“. Cafcass looked at 216 cases from their case records where they had been asked by the court to investigate applications for arrangements orders in relation to spending time with a child. The sample came from cases logged between April 2015 and March 2016 where the parties were both parents.

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