The Family Law Reform Group is made up of National Committee members to monitor and oversee our campaigning and policy priorities.
Campaigning to improve family law and justice is a core element of Resolution’s work. Members’ views and expertise shape our policy priorities and our network of member-led committees drives the campaigning work we do. The organisation then works with government and other changemakers to make sure our members views and ideas are at the forefront of the policies they put in place.
Our specialist committees are able to provide advice on the detail of any policy campaigning and input from the Regional Liaison Committee allows us to fine-tune our policy priorities and take soundings. Without the advice and hard work of our members, we would be unable to do this policy work at all.
Our current aims and proactive work are guided by our Manifesto for Family Law. This identifies our desired outcomes for the justice system, ensuring it:
- Provides support through relationship breakdown;
- Puts children first and helps parents work in the child’s best interests;
- Provides fair and lasting outcomes on relationship breakdown; and
- Protects all those at risk of harm and victims of domestic abuse.
Our Manifesto was launched in 2015 and was developed by members with expert input from our staff team. We consulted the membership on where to focus our resources. With the success of our no fault divorce and cohabitation campaigns, this has clearly paid off.
Of course, unexpected developments sometimes mean we have to reprioritise. Brexit is a case in point, with our International Committee providing all the expertise and working tirelessly with a number of other partners to influence family law post-Brexit and prepare our members for these changes.