At the end of 2018 I conducted a survey on the Family Court. It was about cases of sexual abuse and how they were dealt with by the system. Approximately 70 people filled in the survey. These are the shocking results of three questions:
17. Do you believe crucial evidence of abuse or injury was disregarded in your case? [69 people filled this in] Yes: 67x chosen (97.10%)No: 2x chosen (2.90%)
18. Which of these people / departments DISREGARDED evidence of abuse/injury? [67 responded] [Multiple choice] Members of my family (7), Doctor, medical personnel (13), The police (46), Your psychologist / psychiatrist (7), Social workers, supervised visit personnel (29), Child Protective Services (44), ICL -- Independent child lawyer (52), Court reporters, pre-court services (43), Court appointed psychiatrist (29), Court appointed experts (45), The judge (the court) (58), Other (9).
19. Was evidence DESTROYED?  Yes: 36x chosen (56.25%) No: 28x chosen (43.75%)