IJCC Video 2: A child’s experience of the child contact system
From Chung-Yan Kong on January 16th, 2021
Improving Justice in Child Contact is a project exploring child contact decisions in families affected by domestic abuse. It is funded by the European Union’s Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme (2014-2020). Child contact is understood to be the systems and court processes which decide whether and how a child sees a parent that they are not living with.
It is a partnership project across Bulgaria, Cyprus, Portugal, Romania and Scotland.
Sue McKeller, Scottish Women’s Aid, recorded this video (in English) with Professor Kay Tisdall, University of Edinburgh. Both of them are from the Scotland team of the IJCC project. This video highlights that children are affected by domestic abuse and that child contact is
an area of particular concern. The video introduces the case study as a child’s own
experience of these issues – the full case study is available to read.