A collaborative discussion between those working in and reporting on the family justice system

On 5 April, The Transparency Project are hosting an event to coincide with the publication of our Media Guide for journalists, aims to promote cross-silo discussion about the reporting of family courts and how we might improve it. 

  • What are the barriers to good reporting?
  • What are the risks to vulnerable children or adults?
  • What does good practice (for lawyers, social workers, judges and journalists) look like? 
  • How can the family courts and professionals in family justice work collaboratively with the media to enable public debate whilst protecting privacy?

The event will be chaired by Jo Delahunty QC, Gresham Professor of Law, and will take the format of a panel discussion followed by questions and contributions from the floor. Panellists will include :

The Honourable Mr Justice Peter Jackson 

Sanchia Berg (BBC)

Brian Farmer (Press Association)

Dave Hills (immediate past Chair Association of Directors of Children’s Services)

Will Moy (Director, Full Fact)

Gill Phillips (Director of Editorial Legal Services, Guardian News & Media)

Lucy Reed (Barrister, Chair The Transparency Project)

Debbie Singleton (Co-Chair, Association of Lawyers for Children)

We’re really excited about this event, and hope to see a lively discussion between journalists, those who work in broadcast media, judges, lawyers and other family justice professionals and the families affected by family court decisions and the reporting of them.

The event will run from 6-8.30pm on 5 April at Gresham College, London. There is a no charge for tickets, because the super FLBA has sponsored the event. You can book via eventbrite here. Spaces are limited though and have already started going fast! We hope to be able to provide a recording of the event for those who cannot make it.