This is how one of the commentators on Christopher Booker‘s article in The Telegraph reworded the actual title: The family justice system is callous, corrupt and staggeringly expensive.
Here are some ‘succulent’ quotes:
Very occasionally… the victims come up against a judge with the independence of mind to challenge the dishonesty of the social workers who have driven the system off the rails.
Fortunately, the mother has found one of those rare legal teams prepared to challenge the system.
Best of all, she seems to have found a judge robust enough to see through the perversity and arrogance of all those who, at great public expense, are lined up on the other side, seemingly hell-bent on perpetuating a vicious travesty of justice.
The article is based on this 227-page Family Justice Review Interim Report.
The Ministry of Justice publishes the Panel member biographies here.
Page 192 lists:
Sarah Albon, Director, Justice Policy Group, Ministry of Justice
Shirley Trundle CBE, Director, Families Group, Department for Education
Robert Piclford, Director of Social Services, Department of Health and Social Services, Wales