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Almost half of family courts to allow reporting in England and Wales

12th January 2024

BBC News

A pilot scheme to allow journalists and legal bloggers to report cases from three family courts in England and Wales is to be extended to almost half of the courts in the countries.

From 29 January, coverage of cases at 16 more family court centres in England will be permitted.

This means 19 of the 43 centres in England and Wales will be part of the Transparency Pilot.

Families and individual social workers will be anonymous under the scheme.

However, reporting can include the names of local authorities and some experts, once Transparency Orders are granted.

Read more: BBC News

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