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New research project looking at children’s experiences with the family courts

August 25, 2021

When parents separate, they sometimes go to court to sort out arrangements for their children. This Family Court System can be as difficult for children and young people as it is for adults.

A new research project by the University of Western Sydney and the University of Notre Dame Australia is seeking to investigate children’s experience of family law processes by speaking to adults who engaged with the Family Court when they were children.

Researchers will be sharing what they learn with policy-makers, researchers, and other people interested in improving outcomes for children and young people in family law and policymaking.

Participants in this research need to be:
– Adults 18+;
– Whose parents engaged with family court processes when they were children; and

Participation in this study involves:
– A single, one-on-one voice-recorded chat with one of our research assistants via Zoom or Facetime at a time and place suitable to you and the research assistant.
– A time commitment of 1 hour to 1.5 hours.
–  Afterwards, providing any clarifying comments or feedback if you wish (this part is not required but is provided if there is something further you wish to convey).

Researchers will ensure participants cannot be identified in any of the research that they publish.

If you are interested in participating or have questions, please contact the research assistant:
Georgia Coe
G.Coe@westernsydney.edu.au


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