Worrying report about competence of expert witnesses in UK’s family courts

A very worrying report into experts acting in cases at the family courts in England and Wales, reveals that up to 20% are not qualified, a third had no experience in mental health, and 90% were no longer in practice. Some psychologists were found to be writing reports on parents that they’d never met. The Family Courts are shrouded in secrecy but many cases result in children being removed from their families – many parents claim unfairly or on false or flawed evidence. Some have gone on to be convicted in the criminal courts. These represent miscarriages of justice largely hidden from our system. Read more and watch a video report here…

How Competent are Expert Witnesses? 

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