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When is the Media Allowed in the Family Court?

Reporting of Family Court proceedings.

The Care of Children Act 2004 provided for "greater openness in Family Court proceedings involving disputes over guardianship or day-to-day care or contact with children."

The right of accredited news media reporters to attend hearings applies only to proceedings under the Care of Children Act.

However, there are specific rules about media coverage which must be followed in the interests of the protection of children and young people. These rules differ in certain ways from most other Courts.

For example, although media may be allowed to cover a Family Court proceeding under the Act, they cannot identify the parties involved in the case. In addition, media need to show that they are "accredited" media representatives before being admitted to any Family Court proceeding.

Because of the sensitivity of the matters concerned, there are also increased financial penalties for publishing in breach of the rules. These restrictions are essential to maintain a forum where personal, and often sensitive, matters can be discussed frankly.

The following links will take you to more detailed information about your attendance and coverage of Family Court proceedings.

Have a brief look at the Care of Children Act 2004

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