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Paediatricians as expert witnesses in the family courts: new guidance

Guide accompanies generic expert witness standards in Part 25 of the FPR

The Family Justice Council and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health have produced a guide directing the reader to discipline specific information with regards to paediatricians as expert witnesses.  It is intended to be used by all stakeholders as a companion document to the generic expert witness standards set out in Part 25 of the Family Procedure Rules.

The guide covers: the role of paediatricians as expert witnesses in family proceedings: the role of the paediatric team when assessing the child with suspected maltreatment; the role of the professional witness; regulation and codes of conduct; issues in relation to competences; supervision/peer review; and quality of service.

For the guide, click here.