BBC Radio Four's Today programme reported that social workers are anxious that opening the family courts to the media and the public, as proposed by the government, will mean their work is under greater scrutiny.
'The public can't value a system if they don't really know what's going on,' she said. There should be 'better involvement of local authority councillors', with elected members and also MPs going into courts.
The minister said she wanted to see, 'more involvement of the outside world, better inspection, the media allowed in but still keeping absolute personal privacy.'
DCA consultation paper Confidence and confidentiality: Improving transparency and privacy in family courts