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The Ministry of Justice has announced that the media should not be given an automatic right to attend family courts as this could jeopardise children's rights to privacy and anonymity. The emphasis, outlined in another consultation paper Confidence and confidentiality: Openness in family courts - a new approach (CP 10/07) published on 20 June 2007, will be on improving the information coming out of family courts rather than on who can go into them. The intentions are as follows:
Further consultation on certain proposals closes on 1 October 2007. A pilot scheme is to be devised to gauge the full impact, implications and benefits to people involved in family proceedings. For more information see July  Fam Law. The paper is available on the Ministry of Justice website: http://www.justice.gov.uk/docs/consult-family-courts.pdf
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