Christina Warner and Ghazala Hussain published an article in this month’s Family Law Journal (Volume 49, June 2019), titled ‘Finding the ‘fact’ in fact-findings: the trouble with PD12J’. Fact-findings in the context of PD12J are intended to provide the means for courts to adjudicate on disputed allegations of domestic abuse in Children Act proceedings.  This is a vital mechanism in Children Act proceedings to safeguard children. In practice, there is a the lack of clarity in the court’s application of PD12J.  The article examined PD12J, its application and the impact this has on families involved in Children Act proceedings, particularly in the context of unnecessary delays that are caused by the inconsistent application of this provision.