We join with Claire Throssell in her unspeakably tragic situation - twice a victim! First as a survivor of domestic abuse and then, cradling her one son as he lay dying from the fire deliberately caused by her husband, whilst her other son already lay dead in the morgue.

 

 Survivor Claire Throssell’s two sons, Jack, 12, and Paul, 9, were both killed by their father, a known perpetrator of domestic abuse.

Claire says, “Having experienced the judicial process and its protocols, the tragic outcome that occurred whilst court proceedings were still ongoing highlights and expose flaws and malpractice within family law. This malpractice ultimately can and does destroy people’s lives.”

“Attending court is an emotional, frightening and at times a traumatic experience which nobody decides to initiate lightly – but does so to protect their children’s physical and emotional wellbeing.” “No parent should have to hold their children and comfort them as they die or be told that their child has been harmed in an act of revenge or rage.  There are often many facets to one family’s breakdown, and all too often children’s voices are not heard or acted upon.”

Read about the campaign https://www.womensaid.org.uk/childfirst/

 

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