Family Court Proceedings

Police involvement in Family Court Proceedings

The Police become involved in Family Court Proceedings either following an Order being made against the Chief Constable seeking disclosure of information or when the Police seek information from the family court to assist an on-going investigation.

The 2013 Protocol and Good Practice Model often referred to as “the protocol” sets out the procedure for information sharing between partner agencies.


The Process of disclosure in Family Court

All Court Orders and requests from Family Court Proceedings must be sent to the SPOC in the force which is the Disclosure Unit.

Orders which are generated from Public law proceedings must be sent to: [email protected]

Orders generated from Private Law Proceedings must be sent to: [email protected]

Please see the National Policing Guidelines on Charging for Polices Services for information on the services for which the police force is entitled to recover costs.