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Transparency Project publishes guidance on publication of judgments in family courts

Plain English guidance aims to help both users and professionals.

  • The Transparency Project has published a useful, unofficial, guidance note concerning the publication of judgments.

    In their words the guide

    "is directed at families and the professionals working with them, to help them think through the possible pros and cons, and the potential practical consequences of publication. Rather than focusing just on issues of anonymisation and jigsaw identification, we hope to involve families in the decision making process about publication, and with the process of anonymising judgments so that privacy protection is robust and effective.

    ………

    The guide can be used as a tool to assist parents and their lawyers to discuss and think through whether publication is likely or appropriate in their case, and if so how it should be done, and can be used by social workers or children's guardians to work through similar issues with older children, depending on their understanding and maturity."

    They produced the guide after realising there is a lack of materials for families involved in family court cases to help them understand when, why and how judgments in their case might be published.

    You can access the guide on the Transparency Project website using the link below

    Publication of Family Court Judgments A guidance note for families & professionals

News, published: 10/07/2017

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Published: 10/07/2017

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