HC Deb 21 March 2000 vol 346 cc513-4W
43. Ms Moran

To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department what plans the Lord Chancellor has for training for the judiciary in respect of child contact in cases of domestic violence. [114053]

Jane Kennedy

Judicial training is the responsibility of the Judicial Studies Board (JSB) which is a non-departmental public body and is chaired by Lord Justice Waller.

Circuit Judges, Recorders and Assistant Recorders newly authorised to hear Private Family Law cases attend a JSB Family Law induction seminar. Thereafter they attend a JSB Family Law continuation seminar every three years. Training on the issues relating to child contact in cases involving domestic violence is given at these seminars.