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The Court of Appeal will examine how the family court protects victims of domestic abuse as leading women’s rights organisations have warned outdated views of judges endanger survivors and their children.

The court will hear four landmark cases where women are striving to reverse choices made in child contact hearings over the course of Tuesday to Thursday – with each of the cases highlighting issues about how the court reacts to allegations of controlling and coercive behaviour and rape.

Parents can face fines or even jail sentences if they do not make sure their child sees an ex-partner on a supervised or unsupervised visit when court-ordered contact is in place.

Lucy Hadley, of Women’s Aid, a leading national domestic abuse charity, noted victims get in touch with them on a daily basis to raise concerns about the family courts and safe child contact arrangements.

Read the full article from The Independent here.