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Transparency in the Family Justice System

Transparency in the Family Justice System

8 November 2021

Community Care reports that the Courts and Tribunals Judiciary of England and Wales has proposed a number of changes to the family justice system to improve transparency and enhance public confidence whilst maintaining the privacy of those involved in cases. Proposals include: journalists will be able to report on routine hearings but will be prohibited from publishing identifying data about the child concerned; a larger number of anonymised judgments will be published; more data on the operation of the Family justice system will be collected to improve outcomes for children going through the system; an online hub will be created to help the public access information about the work of the Family Court, and a report auditing the progress of transparency initiatives will be published annually.

Read the news story: Family courts hearing opened up to media reporting
Read the report: Confidence and confidentiality: transparency in the family courts (PDF)

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