Should your lawyer have warned you off? WHEN did B know this? Suffice to say some people handle this pressure better than others; some just give up and shirk their responsibilities; some enter an eternally lossy blame game. So ,in my opinion as an ordinary parent, the main problem lies there. Pingback: Address by McFarlane LJ to Families Need Fathers | Child Protection Resource. That can be perceived by many women as aggressive and frightening. There are a few things in the above post that I agree with or would enjoy discussing further, but I’ve just had a puncture on the car and I have to change the tyre before leaving the office. Thinking about it, I wonder whether some of the polarisation is driven by anger as well as pain,fear and distrust. There seems to be a lot of anecdotal evidence, particularly with the rise of the internet and social media. There is little they can do except put children into care. But what would you have the court do? It is the task of the Judiciary to lay down their interpretation of the Law including human rights law and ORDER the authorities to comply regardless of cost. It is now becoming apparent that child emotional abuse or neglect, is just as serious and perhaps even more serious than all the other types of abuse. That must contrast with your professional experience where you’ll see that men constitute the overwhelming majority of applicants for CAOs – particularly for some form of cntact rather than to be the ‘primary carer’. Neil Gorsuch's comments indicate that he is extremely biased and anti-democracy. I think there is a ‘gender bias’ or discrimination as it should be called. I suppose Sarah clarifies it in the quote above. DATA. On this subject, I suggest that factseeker’s comments and those of any man should be valued by all readers especially mothers. If you vote for a party which promise taxes will be lowered you can’t complain if services are cut. I am not simply seeking to replace the natural guardianship of fathers with the natural guardianship of mothers. “The court is really telling people in the administration of justice, particularly trial judges, that we have to protect and preserve and assure the public that the principles at the core of the system are being maintained and promoted.” Counsel for Budd declined to comment. We argue for a more gender sensitive approach to social work practice, which can respond more fully and effectively to the experiences of fathers and mothers. Why has a District Judge made such an order on a one sided ‘story’? Hope readers understand and that this helps the discussion along. I used to think that the family court system was basically fair. This is especially important when contact is stopped while findings – often not even relevant to contact are initiated. “Could I win the LA case for it?” If the answer is .”Yes” then they just advise their client to lie down and give up. Unfortunately I just do data science, I’m not a psychologist, so I have to call my views on the *why* part speculation. They can’t possibly condone a situation where a child may be put in harms way. I didn’t. The Courts are not ‘pandering’ to Mum because of gender but because it has already been decided that she is to be the main -carer which translates into allowing her to call the tune and organise contacts as she wishes henceforth. Nobody should every be able to get to the point where they are as ill as that teenager, the help should have gone in long ago, but waiting lists are extensive until you are in crisis. This must amount to bias. So for the sake of the public, we must urgently get to the bottom of that debate – especially as regards equality legislation and its application. Nor could the court find any evidence that judges are systematically biased against fathers who they regard as inferior in caring for a newborn child. The Policeman who fails to do his job, charge the offender and bring him before a court which will reform him or the man himself? One thing is certain. There is no incentive for the mother to cooperate and no sanction if she does not. This article illustrates challenges in building working relationships with men, including the challenge of avoiding binary thinking in the assessment of fathers as “risk” or “resource.” Drawing on our qualitative longitudinal study of men’s experiences of child protection in England, we highlight how both organizational (clashing time perspectives) and cultural (gendered-thinking) factors can trouble the potential relationship between social workers and fathers. I’m a bit late to the party here but I digress. who left who But once again for some reason the female in this particular instance is being excused of having to take any responsibility at all for her behaviour. The Chief Justice of a court has no capacity to direct, or even influence, judges of the court in the discharge of their adjudicative powers and responsibilities. Sarah,in many cases the respondent’s barrister DOES protest . Therefore we should listen carefully to what men have to say. David, I understand your case was a private law one and my observations may seem irrelevant ; apart from contact reports the LA probably took no part at all. So, I am of the view, until persuaded otherwise, that not only are CP professionals biased against men but , as Sam will attest, they can soon turn that into bias against a woman in certain circumstances but also that Family Court lawyers are biased against parents because of a ‘conflict of interests’ foisted upon them by the court protocol. 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