Parents have no idea how ‘the law’ works and think what is going on is legitimate.
But we have observed that
- custody is given to the abusive parent
- contact is not shared fairly between parents
- children are removed from parents who get deported
- already in 2006 Harriet Harman MP reported in Parliament:
Last year something like 200 people were sent to prison by the family courts, which happens in complete privacy and secrecy. The idea that people are sent to prison without any reports of the proceedings makes even more important the work that we are undertaking with the family courts, and with the important intervention of the Constitutional Affairs Committee, to open them up so that they act in the public interest while maintaining personal privacy.
Hence we published the online petition: The Secrecy of Family Courts could be Lifted Now!