About the Family Law Week blog

The Family Law Week Blog is a companion site to Family Law Week. It complements the news, cases and articles published on Family Law Week with additional comment and coverage of the wider aspects of family law.

The Blog is edited by Jacqui Gilliatt, of 4 Brick Court and Lucy Reed, of St Johns Chambers.

Wednesday, 30 April 2008

Investigating Domestic Abuse

The Association of Chief Police Officers & the National Policing Improvement Agency have published new guidance on Investigating Domestic Abuse (pdf file). The guidance emphasises the link between domestic abuse & child abuse but ACPO will also be publishing revised guidance on Investigating Child Abuse & Safeguarding Children. The guidance is breathtakingly comprehensive and covers disclosure into family proceedings (as well as the fact that the sections on evidence gathering may assist in identifying the sort of documents & materials which could be requested). For the current guidance on police disclosure see the DCA website. More guidance is in development between Cafcass & ACPO on Information sharing in private law cases.

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