New Clause 8 - Presumption in favour of co-parenting

Part of Children and Adoption Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee at 4:30 pm on 21 March 2006.

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‘After section 1(1) of the Children Act 1989 (c. 41) insert—

“(1A)In respect of subsection (1)(a) the court shall, unless a contrary reason be shown, act on the presumption that a child’s welfare is best served through residence with his parents and, if his parents are not living together, through residence with one of them and through both of them being as fully and equally involved in his parenting as possible.”’.—[Tim Loughton.]