It is vital that our courts system protects victims of crime. Eve Thomas met my officials recently. We are considering the important points she has made, and we will look at whether and in what circumstances protection might be extended.
It is already open to a judge in a civil court, on application of a party, to make an order to ensure that certain personal information, such as an address, remains confidential during proceedings. This is a matter for the discretion of the judge, taking into account the circumstances in each individual case.
Any party in Family Proceedings who does not wish for their contact details (or that of any child) to be made known to anyone may file a Form C8. The details can then be disclosed only by an order of court.