Making contact

Simpson, Margaret
March 2005
Lawyer;3/7/2005, Vol. 19 Issue 9, p27
Trade Publication
The article reports that in early February the British Government published the Draft Children and Adoption Bill. It proposes new measures to address some of the shortfalls in the Children Act 1989, specifically issues of how to promote contact between a child and both parents and effective enforcement remedies. It has long been apparent that reform is necessary. The Making Contact Work consultation paper was published back in March 2001. However, in the intervening period, the much-publicized campaigns by fathers' pressure groups, most notably Fathers 4 Justice, have ensured that this issue has remained in the media spotlight.


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