FJC Funded Research into the Quality of Psychologists Report used in Family Proceedings

‘A report on a study conducted by Professor Jane Ireland of the University of Central Lancashire, and part funded by the Family Justice Council.The FJC is actively promoting mechanisms to improve the quality and supply of expert witness expertise in the family courts. This study of psychological reports in family proceedings gives important pointers towards checks that the judiciary and magistrates can use to ensure that those who provide expert witness reports have appropriate qualifications and expertise to do so, and can demonstrate this to the court.