Problems with the treatment of Fathers in the Family Courts of England and Wales are well known, even though the problems occur in closed/secret Courts.
Children are routinely stripped of their Fathers (or their "Non Resident Parent, it can be a Mother too), and NRPs stripped of any/meaningful access to their own Children, having done nothing wrong.
Allegations of abuse are rightfully given consideration, and if they are found to be false allegations, there is no penalty for making such nefarious claims. Indeed, often new false allegations will be given due weight and take up even more time, money and resources. What would be "lying to the Judge" in one Court is routine and goes unanswered in the Family Courts.
Speed and effectiveness does not seem to be something a Parent can hope for in this system, while the waste of massive Social Services and Police Resources seems entirely acceptable to the powers that be.
Even if a NRP is considered to be safe, the mere word of the opposing parent can see it take years for "Contact" to be drip-fed to a Father who only wishes to stay close and influential to their own flesh and blood.
All this, while we are told the "needs of the Child are primary".
Announced Change is coming in the Family Courts.
Our film will document some of what has come before, while we shall also track and record the pending changes.
This will be more than a film. Much of the rushes and research material shall be made available on-line, DURING the production process, where possible.
A forum will be produced to link, advise and help Parents who are struggling through the system, with interviews and podcasts featuring key individuals and experts regularly being released on our planned sister website and via social media outlets.
While the subject is deadly serious, we have plans to lighten the mood at points of the film while sticking to our mission; identify common problems, address them, look for the solution and track what is really going on....and coming down the pipeline.