Publication of family court judgements: a guidance note for families and professionals

The Transparency Project
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A guide to help anyone involved in family court cases to think through issues around publication of judgements in those cases. It gives those making decisions some structure and helps people make informed choices and to be a part of decision making around publication. The guide will help people to anonymise judgements better before publication, help parents and older children involved in family cases to think about and talk through publication issues, minimise the risk of unintended identification of children and families through publication of judgments, and enable judgments to be published where possible and appropriate. The guide includes an anonymised checklist. The guide could be used by parents or older children, or by legal or social work professionals, separately or in discussion together. The guide mainly applies to judgments in children cases, but may be of use in other family cases in which children are mentioned, or regarding vulnerable adults. (Edited publisher abstract)

Subject terms:
Family Courts, children, privacy, legal proceedings, families, access to information;
Content type:
practice guidance
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