The Family Justice Review panel has issued an interim report in which it states that the family justice system needs significant reform. The report suggests that the system is not working to the full benefit of the children it is designed to help. It is also too complicated and is therefore causing harmful delays for vulnerable children and adults.
The report recommends a simpler system to deliver an improved service, public law that delivers more quickly for children and a simpler service for families which are separating. The aim of which is to help them focus on their children and reach an agreement without going to court where possible.