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Thursday, 28 September 2023, 5:52 AM
Site: OpenLearn Create
Course: Support Through Court: Domestic Abuse (Support Through Court)
Glossary: Glossary

General Data Protection Rules (GDPR)

The law concerning data protection and privacy which require organisations to gain consent for keeping information about individuals, keep that information safe and only to use it in authorised ways.


Indirect contact

Contact between a parent and child which does not involve a face to face meeting.  This can include contact through telephone calls, emails or letters.

Instruct a solicitor

Asking a solicitor to represent and act on behalf of the client.


A person who facilitates two-way communication between a vulnerable person and the other participants in the legal process.


Legal Aid

Payment from the state for legal advice and representation in court proceedings. Legal Aid is only available for certain types of cases (mostly criminal cases) and for those whose income is below the eligibility level (low income or on benefits).