About the Family Law Week blog

The Family Law Week Blog is a companion site to Family Law Week. It complements the news, cases and articles published on Family Law Week with additional comment and coverage of the wider aspects of family law.

The Blog is edited by Jacqui Gilliatt, of 4 Brick Court and Lucy Reed, of St Johns Chambers.

Thursday, 26 March 2009

At Risk from Registers?

Liz Lightfoot in the Guardian comments on research by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation ( Database State (opens a pdf file). It concludes that among a proliferation of government databases, the three causing greatest concern over legality, privacy and consent were set up to protect children.

Two other particularly good analyses of the report and background information are to be found in the Independent and the BBC .

Community Care reports that ContactPoint has been put on hold due to security issues.

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