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NCDV is thankful to have the kind support of the Judiciary. Some of those Patrons & Supporters are shown here


Sir Mark Potter,

President of the Family Division 2005 -2010.

“Since its launch in November 2006, which I was privileged to attend, the National Centre for Domestic Violence has gone from strength to strength in widening its activities nationally and rendering swift and effective help and advice to victims of domestic violence in their hour of need. The family justice system owes the NCDV a considerable debt for its work in an area where legal aid is either unavailable or too slow to respond in an emergency situation which the court is too familiar with.”


Mr Justice McFarlane,

Family Division Liaison Judge for the Midlands.

“I have worked in the family courts in the Midlands and elsewhere for some 30 years. During that time the approach of the courts and other agencies to the issue of domestic violence has changed out of all recognition. The speed of this change has greatly accelerated in recent years with major improvements to the law and practice. Despite the breadth and depth of these developments, I have no hesitation in heralding the opening of a Midland’s branch of the NCDV as a major new contribution towards meeting the needs of those for who encounter domestic violence in their lives. I look forward to watching and supporting the work of the new Centre in the confident hope that it will replicate the good practice that has already been achieved elsewhere in the country.”