Everyone at Pause is deeply saddened to hear of the death of Nick Crichton CBE. Nick was closely involved in the early development of Pause and became one of our first trustees.He used his deep understanding of the needs of children and their families, particularly during difficult times, alongside his knowledge of family law, gained through private practice and over 20 years as a District Court judge, to develop pragmatic solutions, not only in his contribution to Pause, but also the founding of the Family Drug & Alcohol Court.
Sophie Humphreys, Founder and Chair of Pause, said:
“Nick’s unrelenting focus on doing what was in the best interest of children and families was underpinned by his compassion. Nick never lost sight of the child, but he managed to always treat parents and those close to the child with respect and sensitivity, and where necessary, firmness. Even when a child was removed into care, everyone in the courtroom would know why it had happened. His death is a huge loss to us all.”
Nick’s family have set up a JustGiving page to raise funds for the Isabel Hospice where Nick received care. You can donate here.