The use of experts in the family courts can make a significant difference to outcomes. https://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/expert-witness-a-zero-sum-game
The debate about the use of experts in court cases reflects the conflicted stance society takes on the emotive issue of child protection. It is a gross injustice to the child and parent for social workers, backed by 'expert' opinion, to wrongly remove children but it is equally unacceptable for vulnerable children to be left at home to suffer abuse.
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