Reform of secrecy rules in family proceedings

Proposals to relax the rules about disclosure in family court
proceedings have been published by the government.

Currently anyone who discusses a family proceedings case
involving children can be held in contempt of court – even in
a private discussion or a letter and even if the children involved
are not identified

This makes it virtually impossible for family members or those
representing them to raise concerns about their case with for
example their MP or social worker.
Under the proposals, which are the subject of a consultation, it
would be possible for parents to raise some details of their case
with a third party such as an MP, but not the media.

Read the proposals at

The  consultation lasts until March 23.

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