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Judges: Training

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 27th February 2017.

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Photo of Ben Howlett Ben Howlett Conservative, Bath

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if she will take steps to ensure that judges in family courts receive training on preventing gender bias.

Photo of Oliver Heald Oliver Heald The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

The Ministry of Justice does not oversee judicial training; the Lord Chief Justice does through the Judicial College.

The Judicial College provides awareness training of unconscious bias and the subject has been included in family law training. The Judicial College publishes the Equal Treatment Bench Book, which contains information about protected and other characteristics and includes a section on gender equality. This is publicly available at: https://www.judiciary.gov.uk/publications/equal-treatment-bench-book/ and enables judges to be sensitive to all issues of equal treatment, and to treat people fairly in proceedings.

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